Huawei Technologies Company has emerged as the number-one in 5G-ready devices, beating Samsung and Apple to the second and third places.
New data by Finbold disclosed this, saying that the Chinese tech giant’s global share rose to 26.9 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2020.
Samsung ranked second with a share of 25.1 per cent and Apple came third with 19.5 per cent, the data showed.
According to the data, Huawei emerged as a dominant force in active 5G-ready devices due to a sustained effort to controll the COVID-19 pandemic early.
Finbold said, “Like other industries, most of the manufacturers were impacted with COVID-19 disruption that affected global supply.
“However, Huawei appears to have sustained the downturn after China controlled the pandemic early, unlike competitors in the west which entered the pandemic’s second wave towards Q4.”
It, however, said the Huawei’s growth might be challenged since competitors were increasingly launching new 5G devices.
The findings stressed that Huawei dominated the share of 5G-ready devices from August to December 2020.
In comparing Huawei to Samsung, the data showed that in August, Samsung’s share was 45.2 per cent against Huawei’s 10.2 per cent.
In September, the South Korean manufacturer share increased to 48.1 per cent, with Huawei accounting for 10.1 per cent.
In October, Samsung took a share of 48.6 per cent while Huawei accounted for 9.5 per cent.
In November, both players saw their active 5G-ready devices share drop as Samsung accounted for 44.9 per cent against Huawei’s 8.6 per cent.
However, in December, Huawei flipped the status to rank top at 27 per cent, with Samsung accounting for 25.1 per cent, the data added.
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