Chinese company Huawei is now the world’s largest smartphone maker, overtaking Samsung for the first time according to a new report.

It’s a battle that’s raged for some time with Huawei picking up the dub for the period of April through June.

However, it’s a matter for debate as to whether this is an anomoly or not. The period in question was very much impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting the numbers should be taken with a pinch of salt. In fact, the 55.8 million phones Huawei shopped was actually a 5% reduction on the previous year. Samsung saw a 30% drop, rounding the period out on 53.7 million units.

In a Statement to The Verge, Hauwei was triumphant.

“Our business has demonstrated exceptional resilience in these difficult times,” Huawei said in a statement to The Verge. “Amidst a period of unprecedented global economic slowdown and challenges, we’ve continued to grow and our leadership position by providing innovative products and experience to consumers.”

With some parts of the world starting to settle their coronavirus issues it could be interesting to see how things go from here on out. Huawei is obviously very strong in its home country of China, but what about everywhere else as its name continues to be dragged through the mud by the United States and other countries?

Time will tell.

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