Huawei Tipped To Beat Smartphone Forecast
Under seize Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, is tipped to regain Google’s GMS certification and authorisation by the end of July – further lifting its original smartphone shipment forecast.
Speaking to Chinese news outlets, renowned analyst Guo Minghao expects Huawei to receive Google’s backing by month end, prompting a rebound in European sales.
Despite a slew of backlash from several Western governments (over alleged cybersecurity links to the Chinese government), Minghao forecasts Huawei to report better-than-expected smartphone shipments – 260 million units versus 250 million units in 2019.
Minghao cites a rising market share in China, with increased sales of Huawei’s low to mid tier phones in overseas markets.
The news comes despite continued backlash from the United States government, where Huawei’s latest smartphones are not officially sold.
Should Huawei not regain its GMS certification and authorisation, Minghao expects smartphone shipments of 230 million this year.
The Chinese manufacturer has reportedly also increased its mobile phone supply chain shipment forecast for the second half of the year.