Huawei has taken the second place spot from Apple in the world;s largest smartphone makers according to a new report from IDC.
Samsung is still in first place with shipments of 71.5 million units in quarter 2, Huawei is in second place with 54.2 smartphones and Apple is now in third place with 41.3 million units.
“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. “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.”
You can find out full details about the IDC report and information on all of the other handset makers at the link below.