Huawei Has Beaten Apple To Become No.2 in Smartphone Sales, Says Gartner

August 29, 2018
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Gartner published a report in which it summarized the sales of smartphones in the second quarter of this year. The data presented in part coincide with that of IDC published a month ago. Huawei sold more Apple phones in the previous quarter. The leader, however, remains Samsung, but the sales of Samsung are falling. The Chinese are taking over the smartphone world.

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IDC published a report some time ago, which showed that Huawei sold more smartphones from Apple in the second quarter of this year.  The Chinese brand is on the rise and does not make any secret that they have the ambition to take over the first place from Samsung. With Apple, the first hurdle was taken but Samsung is still far away. This information is confirmed by Gartner, who prepared its own statement. Let’s take a look at it.

This gave the company a 13.3% share. Apple sold less than 45 million iPhones and this translated into a share of less than 12%. The leader is Samsung with sales of over 72 million smartphones. However, this is a result of over 10 million worse than in the second quarter of 2017.

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Xiaomi has done a great job, which has seen a huge increase in sales. The Chinese supplied almost 33 million smartphones to the market, which gave them an 8.8% share. Chinese Oppo has sold 28.5 million Android phones. In total, over 374 million smartphones went onto the market.

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We see that Chinese brands are getting stronger on the market. Oppo plans to enter Europe and this can make the company increase its sales relative to Xiaomi. However, if this happens, we will see it over time. Gartner also mentions the participation of individual platforms. Here, no surprises. Android has 88% of shares, then there is iOS, and then virtually nothing.

Source: Gartner

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