Samsung continues to dominate with 20.9% of the global smartphone market. Huawei comprises of 15.8% while Apple sloped down with 12.1%.
Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: China-based Huawei took the second-place spot from Apple in a tightening global smartphone during the second quarter of this year. South Korean consumer electronics titan Samsung remained the top smartphone maker, shipping 71.5 million handsets, but Huawei moved into second position with shipments of 54.2 million.
The iPhone did well, with the top-of-the-line iPhone X model a big seller in many markets, according to IDC. Apple was expected to wrest back control of the market with the release of new iPhone models in the fall. Preliminary findings by IDC indicated a total of 342 million smartphones were shipped during the second quarter in a 1.8% decline from the same period a year earlier. The drop marked the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines in the global smartphone shipments.