Huawei, according to the preliminary figures for International Data Corporation (IDC), sold 54.2 million smartphones in the second quarter (30 June), an increase of 40.9% compared with the same period last year. Apple's iPhone sales increased by only 0.7% to 41.3 million.
That is, Apple has lost its second position on the smartphone market. According to IDC, Huawei's market share was 15.8% and Apple's share of 12.1%. Samsung was the leader with a share of 20.9% (a sale of 71.9 million).
The same conclusion that Huawei pushed out Apple's second position was also counseled by Counterpoint Research, IHS Markit and Canalys. According to analysts, Huawei has significantly upgraded its flagship smartphones and added more technical ups and downs. For example, the P20 Pro is the first triple camera's smartphone. The result is a significant improvement of Huawei's image in Europe and Asia.
"Next year, we will be very close to the device's position, maybe we will reach Samsung's level, and at least one year later, 2020, we'll be able to become one device," said Huawei Richard Yu, Head of Huawei Consumer Product Division, CNBC.