Huawei leapfrogs Apple in Q2 of 2018 to secure the second place in the worldwide smartphone vendor position, revealed research firm Gartner. Huawei secured the second position by selling 49846.5 thousand units; while Apple secured the third spot by selling 44715.1 thousand units.
Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner said that the innovative features in Huawei’s flagship smartphones help expand its portfolio to cover larger consumer segments. He also credited Huawei’s increased performance and success to its Honor brand that is being shipped to 70 markets worldwide.
Gartner also reported that Apple’s growth declined in Q2 of 2018. “Minimal incremental value in Apple’s current-generation flagship iPhones led to slower growth in the second quarter of 2018. Demand for iPhone X has started to slow down much earlier than when other new models were introduced,” said Gupta.
Samsung remains the market leader in smartphone shipments globally, declining 12.7% in Q2, 2018. Samsung is facing slow global smartphone demands and cut-throat competition from Chinese manufacturers. Samsung relies on Note 9 to revive its growth.