Chinese smartphone maker Huawei beat Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone brand in the first quarter of the year, says a Counterpoint Research report, which also shows that Samsung and Apple have lost ground in the market. world of smartphones in Q1 2019.
According to the data, Huawei sold 59.1 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2019, up 50% from the 39.3 million smartphones released by the company in the same quarter last year. This insane growth, helped by declining shipments from Apple and Samsung, propelled Huawei to second on the list.
A total of 72 million smartphones were sold in Q1 2019 by Samsung, down 8% from the 78.2 million units sold in the same quarter last year, while Apple was the one of the biggest losers, with just 42 million smartphone units in the first quarter. 2019, down 20% compared to the 52.2 million units delivered in the first quarter of 2018.
Shobhit Srivastava, analyst at Counterpoint Research, said: “Huawei has become the second largest smartphone brand for the mailing market without a significant presence in a market as large as the United States”. He added that “It was also the fastest growing brand in the top 10. Huawei should stay ahead of Apple at the end of 2019 ”.