Although Huawei failed to become the top one in the global smartphone market due to the suppression of the United States in 2019, its ambition was not affected. In April of this year, it was the first time for Huawei to surpassed Samsung and became the top one in the smartphone market. In May, Huawei maintained its advantage and was still the top one in the world.
According to data from CounterPoint, a research institute, the global smartphone shipments were 81.97 million in May, of which, Huawei’s share was 19.7%, Samsung was 19.6%, and Apple ranked third with 13%.
This has been the second time for Huawei to surpass Samsung and become the monthly top one in the world. In April, the global smartphone shipments reached 69.37 million, among which, Huawei’s share was 21.4% and Samsung was 19.1%. This is the first time for Huawei to become the top one.
Compared with April, the sales volume in the global smartphone market in May was recovering, with an increase from 69.37 million to 81.97 million. Samsung was recovering faster than other brands, especially in the US market. Its sales volume in April was only 5.4 million, while in May, it was increased to 8.4 million. Samsung’s share was 33%, and Apple was 41%.
In May, Samsung’s share was only 0.1 percentage behind Huawei. If more severe suppression on Huawei in the next few months is considered, Samsung will come into a period of shipments outbreak. Samsung is likely to recover lost ground and return to the first with the new arrival of Galaxy Note. 20, Fold 2 and new S20, and Galaxy A series in the second half of the year.