Kantar: Huawei's growth slows in Q2 due to negative headlines

Ivan, 17 July 2019

In Q2 of 2019, Huawei felt the negative impact of its clash with US authorities, Kantar's latest market analysis reveals.

While still achieving a better Q2 compared to 2018, Huawei's sales in Europe's large markets were down 1.9%pts over Q1 and 9%pts from May to June, when the full impact was felt. Samsung and Xiaomi are the ones that have benefited the most from this.

Researchers believe the negative press surrounding Huawei since it went on the US' Entities list has caused buyers to second guess a Huawei purchase.

Huawei's positive quarter was achieved through its dominant performance in China. When combined with Honor, Huawei commanded an impressive 46.1% of the Chinese smartphone sales in Q2 of 2019.

Kantar: Huawei's growth slows in Q2 due to negative headlines

Another interesting discovery from the report is that the US, Motorola captured 8.1% market share in Q2 of 2019, riding the great performance of the Motorola E5 Play and the G6 Plus.

The Apple iPhone XR was the best-selling phone in the States, followed by the iPhone 8 and iPhone XS Max. Samsung's Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 were in fourth and fifth, respectively.


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