Finally, Huawei has made it. The latest statistic from the Strategy Analytics, the shipments of global small dropped down to 3 percent annually for reaching 360 million units in the second quarter of 2018. Samsung holds the first position in the global market-share with 20percent, while Huawei overshoots it for the first time to ever achieve the second largest Smartphone vendor in the world.
This afternoon on the earnings report of Apple, Smartphone data released by the IDC took the heat on heels. The report says the this Chinese giant Smartphone vendor shipped the total of 342 million units during the Q2 of 2018 that is down by 1.8% as compared to Apple and the same quarter last year. IDC illustrates that the year-over-year drop displays about the third consecutive quarter of the fall for the smartphones market globally, and only the decline in the fourth quarter ever in history. However, one of the most noticeable things is that Huawei overtook the Apple during the quarter phase to step into the world of second largest Smartphone Company, concerning market share. In the meantime, the 41.3 million Smartphone shipments by Apple give it a 12.1% market-share. For Apple, that’s a rise from 11.8% during this same quarter a year ago.
IDC states that with the growth of Huawei this marks the first quarter as the second quarter of 2010, which Apple has not been the number one or two Smartphone company regarding market-share. It marks, that this fall when the iPhone models will release, there’s a chance that Apple will step back to the two top spots. Though this, the battle between Huawei and Apple is nothing new. Previous this month, Huawei affirmed about its track to overtake Apple in the sales of Smartphone by 2019. Nevertheless, this victory could prove to be temporary for Huawei since Apple generally performs much better in the fourth quarter, following the annual release of new iPhones. But Samsung seems to truly suffer in this race, as the sales of its Galaxy S9, confirmed yesterday were typically very slow in the Q2.