The third-quarter report of smartphone sales shows that Huawei and Samsung are gaining market share, while Apple is still losing.
According to Gartner, new figures are released, and research firms said 387.4 million smartphones were shipped in the quarter.
Samsung is maintaining a market-leading position with 79 million phones and has a market share of 20.4%. Samsung share was up from 18.9% since the third quarter of 2018 but identical in the second quarter of the year 2019.
Huawei despite getting sued by the United States government and without an officially licensed version of Android shipped 65.8 million units in the same quarter from 58 million smartphone units in the second quarter of the current physical year. Huawei grew its market share to 17% compared to 15.8% market share in the second quarter and 13.4% in the same quarter last year.
Apple’s market share is 10.5% in the third quarter, with 40.8 million sales in the global market. While it was down from 11.8% global market share in the same quarter last year. The figures are slightly higher compared to 38.5 million units it shipped in the second quarter of 2019.
After the top three, Xiaomi Inc saw a decline in sales to 32.2 million units of a smartphone with an 8.3% global market share down from 33.2 million and 8.5% market share. Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd is in the top five with 30.8 million units of sales and an 8.0% market share.
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“While the ban on Huawei to access key U.S. technologies is yet to be fully implemented as a three-month extension was just announced, the proposed ban brought negativity around Huawei’s brand in the international market,” Gartner said in a statement. “Nevertheless, Huawei’s strong ecosystem in China continued to show growth. The current situation with the U.S. has also fostered patriotism among Huawei’s partners, which are now keener to promote its smartphones in China — a development that makes it difficult for local competitors to compete aggressively against Huawei.”
Well, the Firm is hopeful for last quarter shipment, and considering the holiday season sales, we can expect a rise in smartphone sales.