Huawei became the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer in the second quarter of 2020, but three months later Samsung had replaced it as the leader. Fast forward another six months and Huawei’s shipments nosedived.
Huawei’s smartphone shipments nosedived in Q1 2021
The Shenzhen-based brand accounted for only 4% of global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2021, according to newly released market data from Counterpoint Research. That’s down from a record high of 20% nine months earlier and marks only the second time in three years that Huawei’s global smartphone market share has registered below 10%.