It may be a trying time for the brand globally, yet in the region, Huawei continues its conquering path. Huawei’s Consumer Business Group have announced that its sales of smartphones, wearables, tablets and PCs have increased by 81% from January 1st to May 31st 2019 YoY in the UAE. Key flagship devices like the Mate 20 and P30 Pro apart, the brand has attributed the success to the continuous support by local retail and telecom partners.
At present, Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments in Q1 2019 with a well-rounded portfolio targeting all segments and the only smartphone vendor at the top of the market that saw volumes grow during Q1 2019. In an statement, Huawei emphasised how it invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts, establishing 14 research centers around the world. According to the EU Industrial R& D Investment (2018), Huawei ranked No.5 globally amongst top spending companies in R&D.