Aug 1, 2018

IDC: Huawei Overtakes Apple To Become World's 2nd Largest Smartphone Maker

According to the new data shared by IDC, in the second quarter of 2018, China's smartphone maker Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones, whereas Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones, which means that Huawei has successfully surpassed Apple and become the world's second largest smartphone manufacturer.


Apple has grabbed 12.1% of the global smartphone market and Huawei has accounted for 15.8%. Huawei's smartphone market share increased by 41% year-over-year, and shipments increased by 15.7 million. Whilst Samsung is still the largest smartphone manufacturer, with shipments approaching 71.5 million and a market share of 20.9%.

The arrival of Huawei in the second position marks the first quarter since 2Q10 where Apple has not been the number one or two smartphone company in terms of market share. Huawei delivered shipments of 54.2 million units to move into the second position with a record high market share of 15.8%. Samsung maintained a comfortable lead, although indications from its recent 2Q18 earnings call suggest its mobile division revenues will face challenges moving forward.

Xiaomi and OPPO, other two Chinese smartphone vendors, shipped 31.9 million and 29.4 million phones respectively.


Overall, in the second quarter of this year, global smartphone shipments were 342 million, down 1.8% from the same period last year. Though Apple's iPhone shipments have not changed much, however, since iPhone X has raised the average selling price, Apple's revenue has grown by 20%, so the iPhone business has generated $30 billion in revenue.

Image Via IDC And YouTube

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