Huawei was founded in Shenzhen in 1987. Last summer it became the world’s second-biggest smartphone seller after Samsung and ahead of Apple. Huawei shipped about 54.2 million handsets for the quarter, and Apple shipped approximately 41.3 million units until June 30.
Tencent, founded in 1998, offers the instant messaging service WeChat (Chinese WhatsApp) and it is the world’s largest gaming company. It has over 1 billion Wechat users. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp have 1.4 billion users and 1.5 billion users respectively. 137 million daily video active users and 200 million WeGame users.
Xiaomi launched its first smartphone in 2011. It was a low-budget model of a smartphone.