The impact of United States government sanctions on Huawei is
continuing to hurt the company and dampen overall smartphone
shipments in China, where it is the largest smartphone vendor,
according to a new report by Canalys. But Huawei’s decline
also opens new opportunities for its main rivals, including
Apple benefited from Huawei’s decline because the company’s Mate
series is the iPhone’s main rival in the high-end category, and
only 4 million Mate units were shipped in the fourth quarter.