In May 2019, International Data Corporation(IDC) published a report regarding the worldwide smartphone shipments in Q1 2019 and HUAWEI posted 50.3% growth while Apple shipments were down 30.2%. Similarly, IDC has published new reports and it shows that worldwide smartphone shipments have declined 2.3% YoY in Q2 2019.
According to the report, a total of 332.2 million phones were shipped in Q2 2019, which was up 6.5% over the last quarter. The sharpest quarterly declines were seen across China and the United States markets and the shipments in Asia/Pacific were up more than 3% in the quarter.
Samsung still maintains top position 75.5 million shipments and has increased by 5.5% YoY from 71.5 million in Q2 2018. HUAWEI is in the second position with 58.7 million shipments and an increase of 8.3% YoY from 54.2 million in Q2 2018. While Apple is in the third spot, the shipments declined 18.2% YoY with 33.8 million in Q2 2019.
It is followed by Xiaomi, OPPO and other brands with Xiaomi shipments down 0.2% YoY with 32.2 million shipments. OPPO has posted a 0.3% increase YoY with 29.5 million shipments in 2019. The demand is starting to pick up as the market begins to stabilize again despite the overall decline in the market.
Commenting on this, Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers.
Despite a lot of uncertainty surrounding Huawei the company managed to hold its position at number two in terms of market share. When you look at the top of the market – Samsung, Huawei, and Apple – each vendor lost a bit of share from last quarter, and when you look down the list the next three – Xiaomi, OPPO, and vivo – all gained. Part of this is related to the timing of product launches, but it is hard not to assume this trend could continue.