Huawei has already been in the headlines since May this year when Trump accused the company of spying & banned the Chinese technology company in the US.
By saying that Huawei will sell 230 million smartphones, it will sell 40 million fewer units than what was expected as it had claimed to sell a total of 270 million smartphones initially. Google also does not provide its core services to the smartphone company & this also adds to the disinterest in buyers for purchasing Huawei devices.
Even after making an announcement initially of selling 270 million smartphones by the ending of this year, Huawei could not achieve the said numbers because a lot of effect on the sales has come from the US ban. However, it is commendable still for Huawei to sell 30 million more units compared to last year even after facing the ban.
Europe was considered to be one of the biggest markets for Huawei, but soon after the US ban, it almost became non-existent in Europe. However, even after all this Huawei has already achieved 200 million sales by October.
Experts from the industry are also of the view that the US ban has had a significant impact on the growth structure of Huawei, which in turn also affected the growth in markets like India. Also, the fact that they did not launch a single new smartphone in the past six months, considering they were supposed to launch Mate 30 Pro in India adds to its non-existence. And, this made Huawei & its sister brand Honor to be out from the list of top 5 smartphone players in the country.
To cope up with Google’s restriction on its services to Huawei, the tech company is now trying to pursue other Indian developers to give their apps a platform on Huawei’s app store so that it becomes less dependent on Google or its services.
And, for the uninitiated, the US had put a ban on Huawei accusing it of being a spy of the Chinese government. It also advised Europe (which is Huawei’s second-biggest market after China) to keep away from Huawei’s products in their 5G networks.