Huawei vs iPhone in China

Jun 19, 2019 | Biz, China, News

Culture & Travel 

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona | Pierre Metivier

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been accused of intellectual property theft by the US Justice Department. This made way for a drop in Apple sales.

Although Huawei is under fire anywhere else in the world, it is only growing in China as it continues to outsell iPhones.

The Chinese market was dominated by the company from January to March this year, with 34% more sales than its rivals including Xiaomi, Oppo, and Apple. This makes it the only smartphone brand growing in the country despite the declining market.

Huawei shipped approximately 30 million phone units in three months, while Apple’s sales decreased by 30% or six and a half million phones – its worst decline since 2017.

China is not the country where iPhone is struggling. The California-based company dropped 17% of its global sales from 2018.

“The latest tension between the US and China raised the patriotism in Chinese consumers,” stated analyst Jusy Hong, confirming that the US government’s campaign against Huawei is the reason for its skyrocketing sales in China.

According to Jong, many Chinese companies are encouraging their employees to buy Huawei phones. This patriotism is also a form of support for Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer who was arrested in Canada late last year.

“There is a calling from my heart that I need to show support for Chinese brands, especially in the trade war climate,” said Wang Zhixin, who recently switched from an iPhone 7 to Huawei P30.

The United States is also convincing other countries not to push through with launches of new Huawei products and 5G wireless networks due to its criminal charges.

China is the largest smartphone market in the world and its people love Huawei due to its cutting edge technology which offers amazing cameras. Huawei is also relatively cheaper than iPhone models.

The decline of ZTE sales is also a factor in the rise of Huawei smartphones. The brand was not allowed by the US government to purchase American parts as a punishment for not honoring a deal. Because of this, its sales dropped nearly half, and almost all the profit went to Huawei.

 

Peggy Gou: DJ and Fashion Icon is Taking Over

While the rest of the world is going crazy over k-pop stars, a Korean DJ, producer, and fashion icon is taking center stage

10 Obscure Superstitions in the Philippines

10 OBSCURE SUPERSTITIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Southeast Asia Trekking Guide

Southeast Asia’s best trekking spots go from green and friendly to fiery and sulfuric. Are you ready for the thrill?

Kesar Mango: The Crown Jewel of all Mangoes

Man-go crazy with these delicious and unique fruits that only grow in the summer in India.

How Ghosts Are Married in China

“Chinese parents are breaching the fabric of the afterlife to make sure that none of their children remain unwed, even in death.

Crazy Social Media Happenings in Asia

West or east? Wealthy or not? A quick snapshot of two of the craziest happenings on Asian social media

Thanaka: Myanmar’s Best Beauty Secret

Take a look into this ancient all-natural mysterious beauty gem

South Koreans Celebrate Independence In New York

South Koreans flocked the streets of Midtown Manhattan as they celebrated their Centennial Independence.

Most Popular Hip-Hop Artists in China

Regardless of interference with the government,these Hip-Hop Artists from China are thriving in the music scene

Indonesia: Banning of Western Songs in Sparks Outrage

Indonesian artists and music-lovers expressed disappointment and anger over a new draft law which aims to limit musical content deemed “pornographic” in nature.

Japan’s Chicanas

Finding liberation in Freedom of expression thru Chicanas – Cultural Appropriation differences from US and Japan