Huawei was the second largest smartphone sales company in 2019, but the effects of US sanctions are apparently beginning to take hold.
In fact, after many years the first company has dropped out of the top 3 companies in the monthly sales of smartphones.
According to a report by SmartGS sales statistics company Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi surpassed Huawei's third position in sales of devices during February.
Huawei sold 5.5 million phones in February, while Xiaomi's devices numbered 6 million.
Samsung is still on the list, and in February it sold almost three times more phones than Xiaomi, with more than 100 million.
Apple further consolidated its position in the second position by selling more than a million iPhones.
Oppo was fourth on the list, while Vivo ranked 5th.
But the Coronavirus outbreak has affected the entire smartphone industry.
Sales of smartphones recorded a 38% decline in February 2020 compared to February 2019.
According to the report, February 2020 has been the worst in the history of the smartphone market, during which the demand and supply of smartphones in China have been affecting Asia and worldwide, this is the time when the smartphone industry is about to be forgotten.
This trend does not seem to improve much in March as conditions in China have improved, but the US, Europe, and other countries are spreading more rapidly.
At the end of this epidemic, it will be clear how far the effects of US sanctions on Huawei can be worse or whether it can succeed in turning things around.