Can Huawei Dethrone Apple In Two Years?

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  1. DroidModderX

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    Today after church my wife and I joined some friends for lunch. During conversation one of my friends pointed to my Huawei Watch and said, "Hey nice watch. Which watch is that?". I told him and of course he had never heard of Huawei. In fact out of 12 people at the table my wife and I were the only two that had ever heard of Huawei and my wife only knows them because I review their phones. I always hate that no one here in the US knows them. I started to explain that they are HUGE in China and my buddy asked if they were ever going to enter the US market. I had a chance to talk up the Honor brand, and talk about the phones they have released here state side.

    The fact is that Huawei is huge globally. They are currently the 3rd largest smartphone maker in the world only behind Apple and Samsung. Huawei owns 9% of the smartphone market while Apple owns 12%. With devices like the Nexus 6P and the new Mate 9 they are poised to take a large share of the market. They are really gaining ground when it comes to consumer awareness even here in the US atleast with tech heads like myself and many of you. They still have a long way to go to be as recognizable as a company like Samsung or Apple. They seem to be up to the challenge though.

    Huawei's CEO Richard Yu is ready to take on Apple and had this to say about it:

    I am actually pretty excited to see the stellar growth of Huawei. They make some of the best phones around and I for one really love what they are doing with their cameras and their in house Kirin CPUs. I would love to this company gain popularity in the US. Do you think this company could be bigger than Apple in two years?

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    No.

    Let's face it, it took years before Samsung was able to do it and they were a name people knew. To take the reigns from Apple people need to know the name and the Nexus 6P was not enough. They need another phone or two to get people to acknowledge them.

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    I do think Huawei will catch up to Apple by 2018.. I don't think they will ever catch Sammy, as they ship more than 75 million phones per year.
     
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    If talking about global sales. It isn't imperative to be a well known name in the states for them to pass Apple in global sales. Not to mention that Apple has lost traction in global market share consistently since the second half of 2012 and I doubt this trend is going to cease anytime soon. It is fairly safe to assume that they will pass Apple in world wide sales in the next few years if not sooner. In the US market alone that would be a tough order...
     
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    I personally don't want them to. It will just mean that they hike their prices up. Always happens. Supply and demand ;0(

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    Give them time, and they will most likely do it. I believe they are the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer company in the world.
    If my Turbo ever dies, I would be willing to give them a try; long before either Apple or Samdung.
     
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    If Google continues the Pixel path, no. The opportunity and potential for them to blow everyone away with the Pixel 2 is really good, and they're already 7/10ths of the way there.

    The reason for their success is because they were surfing the wave of Android overseas and flooded the market with hardware to gain market share, that won't work over here now I don't think, it's just not a reputable enough approach to real popularity.
     
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    Personally they need more Exposure here in the States. Being a Phone Company that Makes only GSM Phones does limit to a certain Market. The fact that they are not sold by Phone Companies limits their exposure to regular people. Sure People that Frequent this Forum know of them and see their Potential but being a Verizon Customer does limit my Options unless I go Nexus. If they can be competitive pricewise they may have a shot. They Certainly make some nice Products I'd like to see in the States.
     
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    The answer is no. No for for one simple reason..... Customer Support.
    Anyone with a Nexus 6P that had to go directly to Huawei for repairs knows this.
     
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    it's not a question of can, but more of when. apple is going to become the niche phone maker just like they were with macs during windows rein unless they can compete with budget phone makers. the whole smartphone market is seeing stagnation as most citizens of this planet are now equipped with a smartphone. so the growth ended and now the domination of cheapest with most features with begin, which apple is neither of those.
    the proof is in the pudding
    Apple, Inc. Is Losing Global Smartphone Market Share -- The Motley Fool
     
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    I just don't see it happening. They (Huawei) may continue to grow worldwide, but they simply won't get the support they need in order to be relevant here in the US.
    ....that's just my 2 cents.

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    People were saying the same thing about American built schwinn bikes in 80s/90s. Now China outsells all American branded bikes combined in United States themselves.

    Same thing Chinese did with Russian ak47. Copy and mass produce to the point where quality of norinco ak is 2nd only to Russian yet price is a fraction of the cost and mass produced to the point where they dominate world stage.

    Don't underestimate Chinese, as Stalin used to say "quantity has a quality of its own".