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KEY STAT | Huawei said it’s the second largest laptop vendor in China

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And its growth is sending chills down the spine of Lenovo, which is China’s and the world’s largest PC maker.

Chinese telecom and smartphone maker Huawei said Wednesday that it’s China’s second largest laptop manufacturer by market share, trailing only Lenovo, the largest PC maker of China and also the world.

Huawei had a bumpy start with its laptop initiative. The Shenzhen-based company marketed its laptops as early as 2016 and gained a meager 2% market share by 2018. Since 2019, Huawei laptops under the MateBook and Magicbook brands picked up steam and outgrew the average growth of China’s laptop sector.

Last year, Huawei introduced its gadgets strategy, which involves a matrix of products ranging from PCs, speakers, watches, interconnected to smart mobility and entertainment systems, and at the center of the strategy, is its mobile phones.

Huawei has overtaken Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone vendor in early 2019, per a research report by market consultancy the International Data Corp.

KrASIA reported that Huawei’s PC category grew 214% year-on-year in Q3 2019, according to the company’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong.

More on Huawei please read: Huawei’s IoT ambition poses challenge to Xiaomi and Apple

This article is part of KrASIA’s “Key Stat” series, where KrASIA picks and presents the most significant figures of the day’s technology and business world.

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