It’s natural for one to assume that Huawei may have lost some of its revenue by not being able to do business with the U.S. or even use Google Services on its Android devices. However, the opposite seems to be the case as per the company’s sales figures for 2019. The company mentions that it shipped a total of 240 million smartphones in 2019 worldwide. This is reportedly due to the P Series and the Mate lineup of smartphones which observed a sales growth of 50% year-over-year.
The company’s sales figures also reveal that out of the 240 million phones sold, 6.9 million were 5G enabled handsets. This means Huawei shipped more 5G phones than Samsung (6.7 million) in 2019. This is quite an achievement for a company that is missing from one of the key markets of the world. As for Huawei’s wearables, the company mentioned that the Huawei Watch 2 has already shipped 2 million units in the 3 months since its release.
For now, Huawei is looking to develop the Huawei Mobile Services or HMS app platform which was the company’s answer after it was disallowed from using Play Store and other core Android apps on its phones. While HMS seems to have done a decent job in the absence of Google Services, it will be interesting to see how the company will handle future projects based on this platform. Currently, the company is busy signing up developers to build apps for the HMS platform.
Huawei expects an 18% increase in sales revenue for 2020, so there must be something special coming from the company this year. Although Huawei leads the 5G smartphone shipments race for now, we expect things to shift dramatically as more manufacturers launch 5G handsets around the globe.
Via: Android Central