Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become 2nd Largest Smartphone Seller in Second Quarter

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IDC’s recent smartphone market data report came with a good news for Huawei. According to IDC, Huawei has overtaken Apple during the 2nd quarter to become the second largest smartphone company in terms of marketshare.

Huawei shipped a total of 54.2 million units and achieved 15.8 percent of the market share that is up from 11 percent last year. Apple is now at third place with 12.1 percent market share after shipping 41.3 million smartphone units. But Apple still managed to improve its market share as it had 11.8 percent during the same quarter last year.

Huawei is getting very short time to enjoy this position because Apple will be releasing th as many as three new iPhone models in September and Analysts expect that Apple will regain its position with new iPhone models.

Samsung has maintained its top position and is much ahead with 73 million units shipped. Even if the margin is big, Samsung should start thinking about maintaining its position seriously. It has already started getting tough competition from Xiaomi and OnePlus in India. While Xiaomi is competition in budget segment, OnePlus is trying to beat Samsung in premium Segment. The company has also acknowledged the poor sales of Galaxy S9. So, it is now hoping big with upcoming Galaxy Note9.

Samsung saw drop market share and units sold both. This is an alarming time for the company.

Xiaomi is at 4th place with 9.3% market share while Oppo managed to get 5th spot with 8.6% market share.

Here is the list of top 5 smartphone vendors by units sold.

IDC Smartphone data

If you see the year over year change, Xiaomi and Huawei have shown extraordinary growth. If they continue with the same pace. Xiaomi will be close to beat Apple

IDC says that smartphone vendors have shipped a total of 342 million units during the June quarter of 2018. If you compare this number with same quarter of last year, it is 1.8 percent down. The drop marked the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines in the global smartphone shipments.