Huawei Overtakes Apple In Smartphone Sales For The First Time

Huawei Overtakes Apple In Smartphone Sales For The First Time

"Huawei had a good second quarter in 2018 as it shipped more smartphones than Apple to capture the second spot in the global smartphone rankings, after seven years of Apple-Samsung dominance", said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research.

China's Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc to become the world's second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home.

In the Indian premium smartphone market, every 8 out of 10 models sold online in Q2 2018 used a cashback offer.

OnePlus surpassed Samsung to lead the premium smartphone segment for the first time ever for full quarter. According to Counterpoint Research's Market Monitor service, global smartphone shipments declined 2% to 360 million units annually in Q2 2018, continuing the trend from a decline of 3% in Q1 2018.

Meanwhile Huawei and Honor expanded their combined China market share to a record 27 per cent in the three months to June, up from 21 per cent during the same period a year ago, marking the biggest share for any smartphone vendor in China since the second quarter of 2011, Canalys said in an earlier report released last week. "If Apple and Samsung want to maintain their market positions, they must make their portfolios more competitive". Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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A flawless storm of sales and big-name new phone releases made OnePlus win the quarter for premium device sales in India in Q2 2018. With likes of Oppo, Huawei, Vivo and Google looking to be aggressive in Rs 40,000-60,000 segment in coming quarters, pressure on Apple and Samsung is likely to be higher.

"The importance of Huawei overtaking Apple this quarter can not be overstated", said Ben Stanton, a senior analyst at Canalys, which also reported the shift in quarterly market share.

Chinese smartphone maker and telecoms flinger Huawei announced its first-half revenues for 2018 today and it's clear the days of blockbuster growth are behind it. Still, shipments of the S9 duo fell 25% compared to the S8 duo from the same period previous year (you can see the Q2 2017 peak).

In terms of individual models, the OnePlus 6 accounted for 30% of all shipments and topped the charts, while the Galaxy S9+ came in second at 12%.

S9 series sales remain skewed in favour of S9 plus as users didn't mind spending extra for the upgrade to a larger screen.

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