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Huawei surpassed Apple for the first time in the global smartphone market



While Samsung and Apple facing market drop, Huawei is growing its consumers around the globe. A recent report from IDC shows that Huawei’s mobile phone shipments for the second quarter of 2018 has surpassed Apple.

According to the data compiled by International Data Corporation IDC, Huawei’s has taken the second spot and surpassed Apple in the second quarter of 2018, leading with a significant increase of smartphone shipment in the global market.

This is a significant achievement for Huawei as taking the second position marks the first quarter since 2Q 2010 where Apple has not been the number one or two smartphone company in terms of market share.

According to the data, Huawei shipped 54.2 million units in the second quarter, surpassing Apple’s 41.3 million units. These results are very good news for Huawei with a market share of 15.8%, a surge of 40.9 compared with the same quarter of last year.

While Samsung is still on top of the list with shipments of 71.5 million units and its market share dropped to 20.9% compared to last year’s 22.9% with a decline of 10.4% on year. While Apple took a small inch of growing with only 0.7% on year reach.

Other Chinese manufacturers are also in the top five list including Xiaomi with 31.9 million shipments with a 9.3% market share and Oppo with 29.4 million units with 8.6% market share.

“The continued growth of Huawei is impressive, to say the least, as is its ability to move into markets where, until recently, the brand was largely unknown,” said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers.

Other industry trackers Canalys, Strategy Analytics & Counterpoint has also shown the same graphs for the Chinese Tech Giant.

Huawei and its subsidiary ‘Honor’ are growing rapidly in the global market and now proved that its appearance in the smartphone world is strengthening which is kind of buzzer for its rivals.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.