The latest research from IDC shows that the worldwide smartphone shipment increased 0.8% year over year (YoY) in the third quarter of 2019 (Q3 2019), reversing the seven quarters of decline.
According to the data compiled by the researcher, Huawei in the third quarter and sold 66.6 million smartphone units, with 18.6% market share and 28.2% YoY growth. During the same timeline last year, Huawei sold 52.0 million units with a 14.6% market share.
To be noted the figures shown in the report includes the smartphone sales count of both Huawei and its subsidiary Honor.
In the list of smartphone makers, Samsung stays on top with 78.2 million smartphone shipments, 21.8% market share and 8.3% annual growth. Apple comes third with 46.6 million units, 13.0% shares and an annual decline of 0.6%.
In a Chinese market report from Canalys for Q3 2019, Huawei has captured 40% of the Chinese smartphone market and is the only smartphone maker to see business growth.
“Despite facing challenges across many international markets, Huawei doubled down on China in the third quarter,” said Melissa Chau, associate research director with IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers.
“The number of factors in play for the competition is incredible. It is clear Huawei continues to make big gains in China, which remains the world’s largest market.” said the researcher.