Data provided by Gartner for the third quarter of the year reveals that the smartphone market decline 0.4% as compared to the same period a year ago, with the company explaining that the demand remained weak pretty much because customers “became more concerned about getting value for money.”
Specifically, Samsung remains the leading brand worldwide with more than 79 million phones sold during the quarter, which secures a market share of 20.4%, up from 18.9% the same quarter in 2018.
Huawei, on the other hand, is the company that took everyone by surprise. Despite the ban in the United States, which doesn’t allow the company to use products developed by American firms, including Android and Windows, on new devices, Huawei recorded an increase of more than 10 million units sold during the quarter.
Only sky is the limit for Huawei
Huawei is now the second-placed phone maker in the charts with a share of 17%, up from 13.4% in Q3 2018.