[:en]Huawei overtakes Apple as world No. 2 smartphone seller[:]



    China’s Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to become the world’s second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home.

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) published the business success of the first half of 2018, according to which Huawei’s global supply of smartphones has grown significantly to more than 95 million.

    According to IDC data, Huawei has overtaken Apple in the number of smartphones sold in the second quarter and has achieved the second position. In the past three months, Huawei has sold 54.2 million smartphones, which accounts for 15.8% of the company’s market share. As for Apple’s April-June period, the smartphones sold amounted to 41.3 million.

    According to the report, Samsung takes first place with an amount of 71.5 million smartphones sold, taking up 20.9% of the market share. “The growth of Huawei’s market share is impressive and highlights its desire to make a place for itself in the markets where the brand is not so well known,” said IDC Program Vice President Ryan Reight. “Samsung, Huawei and Apple are considered to be competitors, which in my opinion, will not change.”

    “The last six months have been successful for HUAWEI CBG, with the growth of business observed in every market. The main reason for our success is the company’s dedication to innovation and most importantly, the loyalty of our consumers. Huawei’s focus is on improving the products,” said Richard Yoo, Executive Director of Huawei’s consumer business group.

    Huawei products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. According to 2015 data, the smartphone market is the third largest in the world. 16 Research and Development Centers operate in the US, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of the three business units of Huawei, one of the main destinations for smartphones, personal computers, tablets and smart services. Huawei’s global network is based on 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and produces innovative technologies for consumers worldwide.