IDC: Global Smartphone Market And Its Leaders

The latest report from IDC shows that global smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year fell by 2.3%. In the Q2 quarter, Samsung ranked first with 75.5 million units. Huawei is the second with 58.7 million units. Apple dropped to the third position, with 33.8 million units. Xiaomi ranked fourth (32.3 million units). And OPPO is the fifth with 29.5 million units.

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In IDC’s 2019 Q2 report, Samsung’s phone shipments increased by 5.5% year-on-year. Huawei’s smartphone shipments increased by 8.3%. Apple’s iPhone shipments fell by 18.2%. Xiaomi’s smartphone shipments fell by 0.2% year-on-year. OPPO’s phone shipments increased by 0.3% year-on-year.

Note: In the past five quarters, Huawei’s smartphone shipments have surpassed Apple in four quarters.

In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei surpassed Apple and broke the double-dollar rule of Samsung and Apple over the past seven years in the global smartphone market. Huawei maintained its second position in the market in the third quarter of 2018. Apple returned to second place in the fourth quarter of 2018. Huawei again surpassed Apple in the first quarter of 2019. From the latest data, the Chinese company once again defeated Apple in the second quarter of 2019. In recent years, Samsung has been at the top of the market.

IDC’s report shows that global smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2019 were 333.2 million units, down 2.3% from the 341.2 billion units in the second quarter of 2018. So it turns out though the global smartphone market is declining, Apple is the only manufacturer affected with a double-digit number.

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