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Huawei increases smartphone shipments in Q1 amid falling Apple and Samsung sales


The global smartphone market continued to face difficulties in the first quarter. The Chinese technology giant Huawei was the only one of the market leaders who managed to increase supplies, according to preliminary data from IDC research company.

In the first quarter, Huawei increased the supply of smartphones by 50.3% compared to the same period last year to 59.1 million units. The company's market share has grown to 19%. Huawei ranks second among global manufacturers of smartphones and is reducing the gap between South Korean Samsung, the market leader.

Samsung reduced the supply of smartphones by 8.1% to 71.9 million units in the past quarter. The company's market share was 23.1%.

Apple ranks third with a market share of 11.7%. The American corporation has gone through a difficult quarter, having continued to give up positions to competitors. The iPhone maker has reduced shipments by 30.2% yoy to 36.4 million units.

In January-March, another Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, reduced shipments by 10.2% to 25 million units. The market share controlled by the company has decreased to 8%.

The vivo company returned to the top 5 smartphone manufacturers, increasing deliveries by 24% to 23.2 million units and increasing the market share to 7.5%.

OPPO shares fifth place with vivo with a market share of 7.4%. The company reduced smartphone shipments in Q1 by 6% yoy to 23.1 million units.

source: idc.com