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Huawei crackdown

Huawei phones gain China market share from patriotic buying

Customers rally behind brand amid industrywide slump

Huawei shipped nearly 59 million smartphones worldwide during the second quarter.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Huawei Technologies shipped 36.3 million smartphones in its home market of China in the April-June quarter, up 27% from a year earlier, riding a patriotic backlash against American sanctions on the company.

Huawei's market share grew 9.6 percentage points to 37% in IDC data out Tuesday. U.S. restrictions imposed in May essentially bar the company from procuring American components, yet shipments appear to have been hardly affected by these measures.

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