All companies desire to be number one in the world in whatever field they are in. That title, as far as smartphone companies are concerned, currently belongs to Samsung, but apparently this is a title that Huawei is aiming for and are hoping to take it for their own by 2020, with plans of being at least on par with the company in 2019.

Huawei has already managed to overtake Apple for the number two spot, so the idea of them possibly overtaking Huawei doesn’t seem completely out of the question. The company has a lot going for them, especially with their P and Mate series of flagship phones, all of which have been very well-received by reviewers in terms of their ability to take photos.

Speaking to CNBC in an exclusive interview, Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division said, “Next year, we will be very close to number one, maybe we will be on par with Samsung. And at least the year after, maybe we have a chance (to be number one), the year 2020.”

That being said, Huawei definitely has challenges in front of them. The company was supposed to make its grand entrance in the US market earlier this year by partnering up with local carriers, but those plans were ruined when US lawmakers decided that Chinese companies such as Huawei could pose a national security threat, ultimately resulting in US carriers pulling out of the deal. US retailers such as Best Buy have also stopped selling the company’s phones, and the latest Mate 20 series will not be officially available in the US either.

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