Huawei has now beaten Apple in smartphone shipments for four out of the last five quarters.
In Q2 2018, , marking the first time in seven years that Samsung and Apple were not the top two smartphone makers. , , and Huawei . Today we learned that the Chinese company beat its U.S. counterpart again, in Q2 2019. (Samsung has held the top spot throughout.)
Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 333.2 million smartphones worldwide in Q2 2019, down 2.3% from the 341.2 million units in Q2 2018. Of the top five, Samsung, Huawei, and Oppo shipped more units than the year before. The come from IDC (though agrees that Huawei passed Apple again), which summarized its findings in the following chart: