Huawei was about to become the world’s largest phone maker when the US struck

A few weeks ago, both IDC and Strategy Analytics chimed in with their global phone market share results. What the research shops clearly demonstrated is the breathtaking ascent of Huawei in the span of a few short quarters. The largest Chinese manufacturer more than halved the difference between them and the top dog Samsung that saw its market share slip significantly.

IDC pegged Samsung’s Q1 share at 23% vs 19% for Huawei, while Strategy Analytics went 21.7% vs 17.9%. Now, the reputable analysts from Gartner are ready with their own numbers for the first trimester of the …

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