Big Chinese companies take over the smartphone market

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Giants and increasingly popular, these Chinese companies are taking over the technological market of smartphones

Big Chinese companies take over the smartphone market

Technology companies are gaining more importance in the world because of the greater impact of the digital era in our lives. Thus, smartphones, laptops and even smart TVs have become almost essential parts of our home and our lives.

Of the previous devices, maybe smartphones are what most affect our daily life, whether through social networks in it, whether to take pictures or to play a video game.

Leer en español: Las grandes empresas chinas se adueñan del mercado de smartphones

One might think that Apple and Samsung are the companies whose products are most visible in the market because of the constant publicity and campaigns of expectation that they launch for their products. However, according to the ranking of Internet Data Corporation (IDC), its dominance of the market is in danger. Even if in the ranking of 2018, Samsung remained in the lead, Apple lost the second place to Huawei and fourth was followed by Xiaomi. Thus, the relevance in the market of Chinese technology companies is remarkable.

Here we tell you a little more about the 3 Chinese companies that are shaking the technology companies of smartphones

1. Huawei


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This company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, an ex-military man whose main objective was to provide consulting services and operations to Chinese companies and some outside the country, according to the site Sucess Story,

Initially, Huawei differed in the world of communications for the services offered in relation to the telecommunication infrastructure that it installed in the countries. As stated on its official website, rather than being a smartphone company, "it is a leading provider in the global market of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures and smart devices". This means that it not only sells you the cellphone but also assembles the necessary connection of the cell phone to the network or to WIFI.

Therefore, its objective is that "thanks to the integrated solutions in the four key domains (telecommunications networks, information technology, smart devices, and cloud services), we are committed to bringing digitalization to every person, home and organization to achieve a totally connected and intelligent world".

These telecommunications services have been provided to large companies such as Motorola, Vodafone, Talk Talk, T-mobile, Clear wire, Bell Canada, etc., as stated by Succes Story.

Finally, to understand the magnitude of the company, they have more than 140,000 workers, of whom 46% are involved in the research and development part. Likewise, its services are active in around 140 countries in the world.

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2. Xiaomi


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Founded in 2010, this company is another of the Chinese unicorns in the field of technology. According to its official website, they offer smartphones and intelligent hardware services, focused on continuous innovation in the quality and efficiency of their products.

Also, their cell phones are recognized for having a cost very close to production, so it is a favorite in a matter of good quality and low price. Achieving this is the cause of online sales only policy that decreased the cost of intermediaries, according to an article in Crunch Base.

In terms of statistics of its impact on the market, currently occupies the fourth place of the largest smartphone companies in the world with more than 150.9 million smart products connected to its platform, according to the official website. Likewise, the company is present in more than 80 countries around the world.

3. Oppo


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When it was founded in 2011, its intention was to make smartphones for a female audience, which will have the ability to take selfies with a 5-megapixel front camera, according to the Gizchina page. At the time, this was a tremendous innovation considering that the Samsung camera was 1.9 megapixels.

So, this company has been characterized by its cell phones with incredible definition cameras, as well as other features such as a rotating camera and a double camera, according to the official website.

Its owner is the billionaire Duan Yong Ping, who formed the fame of OPPO by selling it in rural China, as well as its similarities in design with that of iPhone. This was a hit for the taste of its buyers, according to the Fortune portal.

Currently occupies the 5th place in the IDC ranking and offers its services to more than 200 million people around the world


LatinAmerican Post | Juan Gabriel Bocanegra

Translated from "Las grandes empresas chinas se adueñan del mercado de Smartphones"