According Counterpoint, in the third quarter, Huawei was far from Apple, but the growth rate of Chinese companies is five times higher
Counterpoint analysts estimate that at the end of last quarter in the world was sold 400,5 million smartphones. That’s 5% more than in the same period last year.
Ten largest manufacturers took 75% of the market, leaving thus only one quarter for the more than 600 other companies. The market leader remains Samsung. The company was able to increase sales by 9% to 82.5 million units, and also to increase the share from 20% to 20.6%. Apple settled in second place, increased its sales by only 3%, to 46.7 million units, and the share declined from 12% to 11.7%.
Closes the top three with a Huawei 39.1 million smartphones sold, an increase of 16%. The company’s share increased by 1 percentage point and accounted for 9.8%. Next is Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, LG, Lenovo, ZTE and Alcatel. More of their success can be seen in the diagram below.
It can be noted the huge sales growth of Xiaomi, which the company did not record for a couple of years.
In the diagram above you can see how sales changed in each of the price ranges in the last quarter.