Gartner analysts talked about sales of today’s most powerful smartphone makers. Samsung, Huawei, Apple, and Xiaomi are in the spotlight.
Samsung has risen in sales, and, strangely enough, so has Huawei. Even with the problems that Huawei has faced with the US sanction in the face of the impossibility of negotiating with US companies.
Samsung and Huawei grow in just one year
Samsung has considerably increased the sales of its smartphones. Last year the company sold 73 million units in the third quarter, this year is almost us 80 Thousand
Huawei is on a similar path but with more significant growth . The Chinese brand rose from 52 million units to 65 million.
Apple and Xiaomi lower sales
( But not everything is a bed of roses. Apple in the third quarter of 2018 managed to sell 45 million iPhones and went to 40 million in 2019. Already Xiaomi went down from 33 to the 32 million.
OPPO was able to keep sales stabilized and shows that it is ready to face front positions.
Third quarter market share of 2019
- Samsung – 20 4%
- Huawei – 17%
- Apple – 10 .5%
- Xiaomi – 8.3 %
- OPPO – 8.0%
- Other – 35 8%
The market is more competitive than manufacturers ever know. Making an impact on the smartphone world is not easy. We have seen the top of the range offering more and more, but at a more painful price.
Already the middle and lower range are increasingly capable and at a more competitive price. We’ll see how the year will end 2019. Christmas is an important time for all manufacturers, but I don’t think there will be much change in market shares.