Chinese manufacturer of smartphones Huawei for the first time bypassed the American company Apple on the number of smartphones sold in the world. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), published on Wednesday, August 1, in the second quarter of this year, the Chinese company sold 54.2 million smartphones, accounting for 15.8 percent of the world market.
At the same time, the number of devices sold iPhone, amounted to 41.3 million units or 12.1 percent of the market. Thus, Apple for the first time in the last eight years has fallen to third place in the number of smartphones sold in the world.
"The constant growth of Huawei is striking, if not more so, than its ability to switch to markets where, until recently, the brand was largely unknown," said IDC vice president of mobile market research Ryan Reith
First The site is still occupied by South Korean company Samsung, which sold 71.5 million smartphones, and its market share was 20.9 percent. According to Reit, Apple, Huawei and Samsung were the main competitors in the struggle for the sale of expensive smartphones worth $ 700.
Despite the decrease in sales, Apple revenue for the last quarter increased by 30 percent to 11.5 billion dollars, which is in line with market expectations , AFP reports.
Chinese and Chinese manufacturers of Xiaomi and Oppo took the fourth and fifth place in the volume of world-wide sales of smartphones. In general, smartphone shipments fell by 1.8 percent to 342 million units in the second quarter of this year