According to the latest statistical research from Strategy Analytics, Samsung has retained its position as top smartphone manufacturer in Q2 2019. The global smartphone shipments have declined by 3% annually to reach 341 million units in the second quarter of 2019.
Samsung maintained its top position with a 22% global smartphone market share. Despite the US ban on Huawei, it shocked everyone with a 17% market share. Apple stood at third position with 11% market share.
In Q2 2019, Samsung shipped 76.3 million smartphones globally from 71.5 million units in Q2 2018.
The Director at Strategy Analytics Linda Sui said, “Global smartphone shipments dipped 3 percent annually from 350.4 million units in Q2 2018 to 341.4 million in Q2 2019. The global smartphone market has declined again on an annual basis, but the fall is less severe than before, and this was the industry’s best performance for over a year. Global smartphone shipments are showing further signs of stabilizing, due to relatively enhanced demand in major markets like China. The outlook for the second half of this year is improving.”
As for Huawei, its global smartphone shipments grew by 8% annually to 58.7 million in Q2 2019 from 54.2 million during Q2 2018. Apple’s downward trajectory continued as it shipped 38 million units in Q2 2019.