Foxconn, the infamous Taiwan-based manufacturing and assembly plant, have received the full order for 2020’s Huawei 5G smartphones. Huawei’s apparently ordered more than 50 million units, which is an absolutely massive number for a 5G smartphone considering how 5G devices are still a fair niche segment of the market.
Embattled Huawei, despite all bans and problems, is still the world’s 2nd largest smartphone company only behind Samsung in terms of sales. It’s to be expected that with this many shipments, the Chinese giants probably also have a huge amount of devices constantly being manufactured behind the scenes, and a report from Taiwan Times corroborates this.
Smartphone sales have been on the decline in the third quarter of 2019, but Huawei is the sole exception to this, as the Chinese giants recorded double-digit sales growth despite the slowing smartphone market and were the only one of the top five global smartphone vendors with double-digit growth in smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2019. It’s not hard to see why they’re so confident, they’ve got the numbers to back things up.