US sanctions against Huawei have almost wiped out their global market share


While Huawei has been pretty much supplying the backbone of communications infrastructures to countries around the world, they only gained more prominence when they entered the smartphone market where they initially offered budget smartphones as an alternative to what Apple and Samsung were selling.

It was a strategy that worked because people started paying attention to them which resulted in the company’s smartphones becoming more popular and being worthy contenders to the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S-series. That was until the US sanctions hit, and now according to the latest data from Omdia, it looks like Huawei’s global market share has almost been wiped out.

According to the firm’s data, the number of smartphones shipped by Huawei in 2021 dropped by almost 82% to just 35 million units. It also saw Huawei’s market share drop from 15% in 2020 to a mere 3% in 2021, and unless something drastic changes, we don’t see the company climbing back up the ranks anytime soon.

This is versus Samsung and Apple, both of whom shipped over 200 million smartphones each in 2021. At the moment, Huawei is trying to regain some of its momentum by creating their own Android alternative in the form of HarmonyOS, but unless a lot of users are willing to move away from Google’s Android ecosystem, we imagine it will be a tough road for Huawei for the foreseeable future.

Source: PhoneArena

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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