US aggression towards Huawei seems to be paying-off as smartphone shipments in Europe swing away from the Chinese vendor, towards Samsung and Xiaomi.
Although Huawei is still a profitable and growing company, some might fear this growth is too concentrated on the Chinese market thanks to US attempts to damage credibility internationally.
“For years, a focus on operating profit has stifled its product strategy,” said Analyst Ben Stanton.
“A lack of brand loyalty among users of low-end and mid-range Android smartphones, which has blighted Samsung for so long, has become the catalyst for its best performance in years.
Looking at the shift, there is clearly homage being paid to the troubles of the Chinese vendor.
Last month, Huawei unveiled its financial results for the first six months of 2019 with a 23% year-on-year increase.