Huawei tops the worldwide smartphone marketplace for the primary time

“Amidst a interval of unprecedented international financial slowdown and challenges, we’ve continued to develop and additional our management place by offering modern merchandise and expertise to shoppers,” Huawei mentioned in an assertion to Engadget. “Our enterprise has demonstrated distinctive resilience in these troublesome occasions.”

Huawei can no longer sell new smartphone fashions with Google’s Play Retailer and apps put in due to the US authorities ban. It skirted that to a level by re-releasing the P30 Pro, however newer fashions just like the Mate 30 Pro are Google-free. Nonetheless, it did manage to ink a brand new international patent licensing cope with Qualcomm, which not less than ensures that it might probably nonetheless construct chips — if it might probably find a company to make them.

Regardless of its success this quarter, it won’t maintain the place for lengthy. In its earnings report as we speak, Samsung mentioned it expects cell gross sales to rebound this quarter when it launches a bunch of latest units, together with two smartphones, at its Unpacked event on August fifth at 10 AM ET.