Samsung Still Top Global Smartphone Shipment, Nokia in Top 9
Recent Report by Strategy Analytics and Counterpoint revealed some interesting data for the second quarter of 2019 as regards to global smartphone shipments. It’s not surprising to see this year shipment declined as it has keep falling year-after-year for a while now.
Huawei Still Maintains Position Despite US Ban
According to Strategy Analytics, global shipments fell 2.6% while Samsung recorded 1.9% increase, Huawei gained 1.7% and Apple lost 0.7% year-over-year. Those figures translate into 76.3 million units sold by Samsung, 58.7 million devices by Huawei and 38 million iPhones.
Xiaomi and Oppo follow the top three OEMs with 9.4% and 8.7% market share with both companies seeing a slight increase. However, total shipments for Oppo fell while Xiaomi’s figures remain the same.
Counterpoint’s research released roughly the same data with a bit more detail for the rest of the brands in the top 10. Samsung’s market share is around the 20% mark, Huawei nearly 16% and Apple with a little over 10% share. All three OEMs have a slightly lower market share according to Counterpoint’s research. And on the contrary to Strategy Analytics’ report, global shipments are down just 1.2% as opposed to 2.6%.
Nokia Is Coming Back
What’s interesting is HMD Global (Nokia) growth with 20% more shipments in Q2 2019 compared to Q2 2018 taking the 9th place in the global rankings. Lenovo and vivo also record a modest increase in sales while LG struggles to keep it afloat. Realme’s growth is 848%, which is normal given that the company’s first smartphone was released in Q2 2019 last year.