This gives Huawei a 19.6 per cent share of the global smartphone market, compared to Samsung’s 18.9 per cent. Figures from Canalys show in Q2 of 2020 Huawei had 55.8million global shipments compared to Samsung.

This is compared to 58.7million and 76.9million for Huawei and Samsung respectably for Q2 of 2019. Elsewhere, the study from Canalys has shown Apple have seen a huge jump in global shipments.

In the second quarter of last year Apple had 36million shipments, but this has jumped by 25 per cent this year to 45.1million. That’s a staggering increase, making Apple the biggest winners for the most recent quarter as they increased their market share to 15.8 per cent. Apple is the only smartphone maker in the Canalys study that has seen their market share increase.

Fourth placed Xiaomi and fifth placed Oppo have both seen their annual growth reduce by 10 per cent and 16 per cent respectively. While smartphone makers in the ‘others’ category have seen annual shipments fall by 23 per cent.

Overall, the global smartphone market has seen shipments fall from 331.8million in Q2 of 2019 to 284.7million this year. It remains to be seen whether Huawei can continue to hold onto this lead for the next quarter, or whether Samsung may retake their position as the world’s number one smartphone maker.



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