Huawei leads in Q2 2020 smartphone sales despite general decline

    IDC worldwide mobile phone tracking quarterly report preliminary data show that in the second quarter of 2020, global smartphone shipments fell by 16.0% year on year. All companies worldwide sold a total of 278.4 million smartphones in the second quarter.

    The report pointed out that from a regional perspective, the Chinese market performed slightly better, with a decrease of 10.3%. The Asia-Pacific region (excluding China and Japan), Western Europe, and the United States saw declines of 31.9%, 14.8%, and 12.6%, respectively.

    For manufacturers, Huawei shipped 55.8 million units in the second quarter, down 5.1% year-on-year, ranking first. Samsung shipped 54.2 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 28.9%, and its market share was 19.5%. 

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    IDC smartphone shipments

    Apple shipped 37.6 million units, an increase of 11.2% year-on-year, and its market share was 13.5%. This is a surprising rise for the Cupertino company, and not one we were expecting to see.

    Xiaomi shipped 28.5 million units in the second quarter, with a market share of 10.2%. Thanks to the good performance of about 60% of shipments in the Chinese market, OPPO shipped 24 million units, with a market share of 8.6%, ranking fifth. 

    The report pointed out that OPPO’s highly competitive A smartphone series once again became the driving force for sales, and the new Reno 4 series performed better than expected.

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