China’s dominant smartphone makers have suffered setbacks from Covid-19 and the US-China trade war. Is 5G the light at the end of the tunnel?
With Huawei increasingly cut off from the America-driven tech world, it’s betting on the new Harmony OS to build a new mobile ecosystem.
The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated a downward trend in smartphone sales, though Huawei managed to notch modest annual growth in the quarter.
Xiaomi accounts for a quarter of the wearable devices market, but Huawei has seen the most growth in shipments.
Total handset sales in China surged by 241% in March compared with February but more than one third of Chinese consumers have delayed new phone purchases.
iPhone sales are in the second month of double-digit decline in China.
Chinese consumers rallied to support one of their country’s tech behemoths.
Some Chinese consumers are ready to switch to homegrown phone brands such as Huawei and Xiaomi.
The real situation in the country’s smartphone market, not the trade war, underlies Apple’s China woes.
Huawei’s global shipments for 2018 third quarter hit 52 million, putting it behind Samsung.