Huawei is steadily making its way to the number one smartphone maker in the world according to the worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker report from market research company IDC.
In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei managed to bump down Apple, becomING the second biggest smartphone maker, with 54.2 million shipped units out of a total of 342 million worldwide. It’s an impressive performance since Apple has firmly occupied the #2 spot for 8 years and still shipped 41 million units in Q2 2018.
In the #1 is, as usual, Samsung, even though its market share declined 10.4 percent since last year (blame Galaxy 9 and Galaxy 9s!)
Shipping 71.5 million headsets in the last three months, the company holds 20.9 percent of the global market. Looking at the charts, it’s hard not to be impressed by Xiaomi’s rise.
“It is worth noting that Apple moved into the top position each of the last two holiday quarters following its product refresh, so it’s likely we’ll see continued movement among the top-ranked companies in 2018 and beyond. For most markets, the ultra-high end ($700+) competition is largely some combination of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, depending on the geography, and this is unlikely to change much in the short term. At the same time, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo are all slowly pushing their customer base upstream at a price tier slightly lower than the top three. This is an area they should all watch closely as the builds in this segment are getting increasingly more advanced,” explained Ryan Reith from IDC.
Indeed, in the next quarter and in 2019, the rise of Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo is a certainty, since the devices they unveiled this year are extremely attractive. Mi Max 3, Oppo Find X and Vivo Apex certainly raise the standards for giants like Samsung, Apple, and Huawei.