Smartphone maker: Huawei beats Apple again
Huawei’s success story continues: According to figures from the market researchers from IDC, the company placed second in the third quarter of 2018 again in the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. The market share was 14.6 percent – a strong increase of 4.2 percent over the same period last year. Overall, Huawei discontinued 52 million smartphones.
Once again Huawei prevailed against Apple. After the Chinese were able to push the US company in the second quarter of 2018 from 2nd place of the largest smartphone manufacturers, Apple had also in the following quarter the loss. 46.9 million iPhones brought the group to the man, resulting in a market share of 13.2 percent.
It is remarkable that Huawei once again secured the silver medal in the smartphone market. Not a few industry observers have assumed that the success of Apple is only an “industrial accident” and the Group will strike back in the following quarter. That did not happen.
Huawei vs. Apple: The duel continues
However, real insight into the power relationships of the two giants will probably only be available in the fourth quarter of 2018. With the iPhone XS and XS Max , Apple has introduced two new versions of its cult phones, whose sales are likely to reflect only from Q4 / 2018 and following in the smartphone charts. At the same time, Huawei has launched the Mate 20 Pro, a new flagship smartphone, which is already breaking sales records . However: The Mate 20 Pro has to do without the lucrative US market . The duel Huawei vs.. Apple remains exciting.Samsung in first place – but with losses
By the way, Samsung continues to be the number 1 smartphone manufacturer. The South Korean company sold a total of 72.2 million smartphones between August and October 2018, securing a market share of 20.3 percent. In contrast to Huawei, however, the industry leader suffered a heavy minus: Compared to Q3 / 2017, Samsung sold 13.4 million smartphones less.