At the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Conference, the company announced that Huawei's 5G mobile phone shipments reached 15 million units in the first quarter of 2020. It ranks first in the Chinese market and second in the world, only behind Samsung. Worldwide it has a 33.2% market share, while in China it has a 55.4% market share. By May 2020, Huawei had released more than 19 5G phones. In general, the price of Huawei 5G phones ranges from 2,000 yuan ($ 282) to more than 16,000 yuan ($ 2,254). Huawei delivered 240 million mobile phones in 2019, making it the second largest in the world.
According to a report by Nikkei Asia, Huawei has really minimized its reliance on US technology. After the release of the Huawei Mate 30 5G, dismantling this smartphone shows that 42% of the components come from China. This is an increase of 16.5% over the 4G version released before the ban. In addition, only 1% of the components come from the USA. This is a significant drop from 11% in the Mate 30 4G version.
In other reports, Huawei has still clashed with the U.S. government. The company actually stays cool, but the U.S. government appears to be tightening Huawei's ban. Mobile phones have stopped using Google Mobile Services (GMS) since it was added to the U.S. company list last year. In its recent announcement, the U.S. government said that any company that uses U.S. technology must obtain a U.S. license before working for Huawei. This means that TSMC companies behind Huawei's Kirin chips cannot accept orders from Huawei.
The Chinese manufacturer is looking for viable alternatives for all US technologies and has not been doing badly so far. The recent U.S. restriction shows that Huawei is not falling, as the U.S. government had hoped. A recent report claims that TSMC had placed huge orders of $ 700 million. It also works closely with SMIC (a Chinese chip maker). These should keep the company going until it gets a viable alternative.