Tablet Huawei beat Apple in China in the first quarter of this year

Tram Ho

According to a report from research firm IDC, tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2020 in China fell by 30% due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even so, there is still a firm that benefits from this mutation.

In this quarter, Huawei’s tablet shipments grew 4.3% over the same period last year, reaching 1.5 million units. IDC’s report shows that this is also the only major tablet brand in this market to witness positive growth momentum during this period.

Thanks to this positive growth, Huawei surpassed Apple to become China’s most popular tablet brand with 40.2% market share, surpassing Apple with 35.1% market share. The recent pandemic in China also reduced Apple’s sales to 42.5% and lost its leading position here.

Tablet Huawei đánh bại Apple tại Trung Quốc trong quý Một năm nay - Ảnh 1.

Not only Apple, IDC’s report also showed that Xiaomi, Microsoft and Lenovo all witnessed a decline in sales last quarter in China, with respective levels of 5.5%, 3.2% and 1.7 %.

While the Covid-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in tablet shipments in China, it also brought an opportunity for higher user demand for online learning and distance work. In the first 10 days after the Chinese New Year holiday, tablet sales on JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce platform, increased 77% over the same period last year.

According to IDC, ” only Huawei’s tablet business benefits from an increase in online learning demand because other manufacturers have missed opportunities due to lack of production capacity” when most factories are having to closed due to a blockade. “These strong demands will decline when people return to schools and offices because the spread of the virus has been eliminated.”

However, the next time will be a new difficult period for Huawei in both domestic and international markets when the supply of chips – the most important component in their electronic devices – is broken by orders. ban from america. In the meantime, most of its rivals have no supply problems and can completely step up to take Huawei’s place.

Refer to SCMP

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