Huawei increased its sales by more than a third in the second second quarter of this year. In the end, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer came in second place in the world on this indicator, ahead of Apple, reports “Interfax” with reference to the research company Gartner.
Sales of Huawei jumped in April — June by 38.6% yoy and amounted to 49.8 million units. Apple’s sales increased only 0.9%, to 44.7 million, “Huawei continues to introduce innovative features in their smartphones and to expand the range of devices to cover as many segments of the market, — said the head of research at Gartner, Anshul Gupta. — Also supported the sale of the company’s investment in the development and positioning of the brand Honor”.
Leadership in the smartphone market confidently holds the Samsung, despite the decline in sales of 12.7%, the South Korean company shipped in the last quarter 72.3 million smartphones, which is about one and a half times more than the next competitors.
Global sales of smartphones to end users in the second quarter of 2018 rose by 2% compared to the same period of 2017 and amounted to 374 million units. From the point of view of operating systems used in smartphones, Android has strengthened advantage over iOS, increasing its market share to 88% from 87.8%. The share of iOS fell from 12.1% to 11.9%.
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