Huawei, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), sold 54.2 million smartphones in the second quarter (June 30), an increase of 40.9% over the same period last year. Sales of Apple iPhones rose just 0.7 percent to 41.3 million.
That is, Apple lost its second position in the smartphone market. According to IDC, Huawei's market share was 15.8% and Apple's share of 12.1%. Samsung maintained the lead with a 20.9% share (sales of 71.9 million).
The same conclusion Huawei drew from Apple's second position was also counseled by Counterpoint Research, IHS Markit and Canalys. According to analysts, Huawei has significantly upgraded its major smartphones and added more highs and lows technology. For example, the P20 Pro is the first triple camera smartphone. The result is a significant improvement in Huawei's image in Europe and Asia.
"Next year, we will be very close to the position of the unit, maybe we will reach the level of Samsung and at least a year later in 2020, we can become a unit," Huawei Richard Yu, head of the Huawei Consumer Products.