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Huawei Pips Apple to Become Second Largest Smartphone Brand in Q1 2019, iPhone X Bestselling Phone of 2018: Counterpoint Research

Huawei Pips Apple to Become Second Largest Smartphone Brand in Q1 2019, iPhone X Bestselling Phone of 2018: Counterpoint Research

Huawei’s global smartphone market share reached 17 percent in Q1 2019

Highlights
  • Samsung still tops the smartphone shipments
  • LG saw the biggest decline in shipments year-over-year
  • Oppo and Vivo’s shipments increased in the last quarter

Continuing its rise in the smartphone world, Huawei pushed past Apple to become the second biggest smartphone brand in terms of shipments in the first quarter of 2019, claims the latest research from Counterpoint Research. The research firm says the Chinese telecommunications giant shipped as many as 59.1 million smartphones in Q1, up from 39.3 million shipments during the same period last year. Separately, another Counterpoint Research report quoted by Chinese media reveals that iPhone X was the bestselling smartphone of 2018 and the Apple had as many as six phones in the top ten models, based on market share.

According to the latest Counterpoint Research report, Huawei’s global smartphone market share reached 17 percent, an all-time high for the company, during Q1 2019. With shipment volume increase of almost 50 percent, the Chinese company was able to surpass Apple to take the second spot among the top five biggest smartphone brands in the world.