Chinese smartphone maker Huawei sold 54.2 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2018, leaving Apple behind and becoming the world’s second largest smartphone maker.
According to research released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone manufacturers have sold 342 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2018. In the same period of the past year, this number was announced as 348.2. The 1.8% decline in smartphone sales is the clearest indication that the market has reached saturation.
Another interesting detail is that Huawei has become Apple’s second largest smartphone maker in the world. Apple could not enter the first two places in the smartphone market for the first time since the second quarter of 2010. Huawei, which owns 15.8% market share, succeeded in selling 54.2 million smartphones in the second quarter of the year.
There is no change at the peak. Having sold 71.5 million units, Samsung is still the world’s largest smartphone maker. Apple, which has a 12.1% market share in the same period last year, is in the third place. Xiaomi, with a market share of 9.3%, is taking fourth place and is starting to threaten Apple’s place.
Smartphone users who are sick of Apple and Samsung’s strange problems and high prices are starting to prefer Huawei devices as an alternative. It is also one of the most important factors for Huawei to reach a considerable fan base even in markets where the name is not known in the last few years.