Huawei smartphones overtake the iPhone in Saudi Arabia

Natalie Bannerman
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Huawei increases its smartphone market share to 17.3% in Saudi Arabia, officially pushing the iPhone into third place

Huawei has been ranked in second place in terms of smartphone market share in Saudi Arabia, according to a report by GfK.

According to the Saudi Gazette, as of July 2017, Huawei’s Saudi market share has grown to 17.3%, overtaking the Apple iPhone. 

The news comes following a successful year of growth for Huawei and the company’s conscious attempt to build its global profile. The company has amassed a number of partners and distributors worldwide including BT, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and Bell Canada. 

Earlier this year Huawei partnered with Telus of Canada to trial 5G wireless technology. Using the 3GPP standards, the pilot achieved speeds 200 times faster speeds than the current LTE networks, demonstrating what is hoped to form part of the global standards in 5G technology, which is due to be confirmed next year.

Pablo Ning, VP, of Huawei investment Saudi Arabia said: “This advance in ranking in Saudi Arabia is the direct result of all team members at Huawei, as well as the distributors, partners and consumers’ trust. We see this success as a further responsibility to offering further smartphones and services with the high quality and technical innovation users are looking for. We would like to extend our gratitude to the partners and distributors network in the kingdom and we truly value their unlimited dedication towards customer service, and putting the best and most suitable smartphones in the hands of each user.”