Confidence is one thing Huawei is not short of. As far back as 2016, Huawei's executive Richard Yu vowed that Huawei would top out Samsung and Apple to become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world by 2021. Since then, the company has shipped over 200 million units this past several times and last year , What makes this even better? Huawei does not do business with the major. carriers.
Even though Huawei is now considered a pariah because of rumors that its devices spy on consumers and corporations, the company still expects to surpass Samsung this year to become the global smartphone leader. According to Digitimes, the company plans to ship more than 250 million smartphones this year, and deliver 300 million next year. Last year Huawei hit the jackpot with a couple of premium phones that were among the best in the industry; the Huawei P20 Pro introduced the triple camera setup, and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which might have been a big hit in the US. Verizon or T-Mobile.
Huawei's HiSilicon chip design unit (the Kirin chipsets that power top shelf Huawei phones are actually produced by TSMC) has reported its partners to provide extra capacity. Huawei's push to wear the smartphone crown this year. According to IDC, Samsung shipped 292.3 million phones in 2018, topping the 208.8 million delivered by Apple. Huawei was third with 206 million units shipped. While it would seem that Huawei has made an impossible goal for this year, the trends are on its side. Last year, Samsung's smartphone shipments decline by 8% and Apple's were 3.2% lower. Huawei had the biggest growth among big boys with a 33.2% improvement. If these trends continue this year, Huawei wants to be the global leader in smartphone shipments.