The Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020 was held recently. At the summit, one of Huawei's VPs shared the company's progress in developing 5G smartphones. According to him, Huawei's 5G smartphone shipments from the first quarter in 2020 totaled 15 million units. Huawei is currently the leader in the Chinese 5G market .
With these deliveries, Huawei has a 55.4% share of the Chinese 5G smartphone market. It also has 33.2% of the global 5G cellular market. As of May 2020, Huawei has released more than 19 5G mobile phones. Most of his 5G smartphones are sold between 2,000 yuan (USD 281) to 16,000 yuan (USD 2,251) .
According to the latest report from the market research agency Strategy Analytics, global Demand for 5G mobile phones increased in the first quarter and deliveries in the first quarter of this year exceeded 18.7 million units. From this shipment, Samsung delivered 8.3 million units with a 34.4% market share in first place, while Huawei, including Honor, delivered 8 million units with 33.2% market share in second place. Vivo and Xiaomi delivered 2.9 million units (with a market share of 12%) and 2.5 million units (with a market share of 10.4%).
In other news, Huawei is still in dispute 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 technology 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.