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Huawei has topped Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer. Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that 342 million smartphones were shipped in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.8% decline year over year.
While Samsung remains at the top, Huawei won the second spot by delivering shipments of 54.2 million units to smash Apple with a record high market share of 15.8%.
● Samsung once again remained the leader in the worldwide smartphone market despite a 10.4% decline in shipments from last year.
● Huawei surpassed Apple for the first time to move into the second position based on global market share. It continues to lead the China smartphone market with a record-high market share of 27.0% in 2Q18.
● Apple dropped to the third spot for the first time despite its second quarter growth. Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones, representing modest growth of 0.7% over the 41.0 million units shipped last year.
source: IDC, iClarified
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