Q2 2019 Smartphone Market Share: Huawei is Still Ahead of Apple Despite Initial US Ban


The second quarter of 2019 is officially over. Strategy Analytics and Counterpoint have both released reports highlighting the global shipment of smartphones during the quarter and how individual company faired in the market.

It’s no longer news that the overall sales of smartphones are decreasing every quarter. This is because most consumers hold on to their phone for long as opposed to purchasing annually. But still, some OEM companies manage to see an increase in shipment during the second quarter of the year.

Smartphone Shipment and Market Share 2019Q2

In the Strategy Analytics report, Samsung leads the list with 76.3 million shipments during the quarter which is a 1.9% increase compared to the second quarter of 2018. Second, on the list is Huawei with 58.7 million shipments and a 1.7% increase.

While third is Apple with 38 million shipments but saw a 0.7% decrease. Rounding up the list is Xiaomi at 4th place with 32 million and Oppo at 5th with 29.8 million. The total global shipment record in the quarter is 341.4 million which fell by 2.6% compared to that of last year.

According to Counterpoint’s report, Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi and Oppo occupy the first five positions respectively. While Vivo comes at 6th, Lenovo at 7th, LG at 8th, HMD Global (Nokia) at 9th and Realme at 10th. Interestingly, their report shows the global shipment fell by just 1.2% as opposed to the Strategy Analytics report where it fell by 2.6%.

One can’t help but notice Chinese domination in both reports with Xiaomi close to surpassing Apple. While Huawei manages to do well despite their ongoing legal issues with the United States of America and Google.

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