Current market figures have proven Huawei’s fall from grace within the smartphone market, falling off most market analysts’ Prime 5 distributors. Simply how a lot it fell isn’t at all times evident however a brand new infographic reveals the troubles that Huawei skilled within the first quarter of this 12 months. In line with Counterpoint Analysis, Huawei solely made up 4% of the worldwide smartphone shipments of the 12 months’s first three months, an enormous loss contemplating it was as soon as the world’s primary smartphone model even for a short second.
The numbers come within the context of the cellular market’s Q1 2021 efficiency which is nice or dangerous information, relying on what you evaluate it with. The smartphone market grew by as a lot as 20% within the first quarter in comparison with the identical interval in 2020 however, in comparison with the final quarter of 2020. All in all, the trade shipped 354.94 million telephones.
If Counterpoint Analysis’s information is appropriate, Huawei solely bought 4% of that complete final quarter, falling means behind Vivo in fifth place with 10% of the worldwide telephone market’s pie. To be honest to Huawei, it was additionally the primary quarter after it bought off its Honor enterprise which might partially clarify the steep decline in gross sales. That, nevertheless, nonetheless doesn’t bode properly for the corporate.
That makes its latest HarmonyOS 2.0 launch all of the extra crucial to the survival of its smartphone enterprise. The homegrown working system reportedly has greater than 10 million customers already, hinting at each the curiosity within the software program and the nice variety of Huawei telephones on the market. Whether or not it is ready to preserve and develop these numbers will depend upon how properly is OS performs by itself.
As for the opposite main manufacturers, Apple noticed some decline in its share globally and in some areas. In Europe, that was sufficient to cede the highest place to Samsung, although Apple retains its lead in North America.