Huawei overtook Apple in June and July smartphone sales, but high-profile launches this month will prove decisive

as mentioned in The Shenzhen-based handset maker registered strong June and July sales, moving ahead of its major competitor, Apple's iPhone. With August sales also looking good for the Chinese vendor, the research agency expects the monthly lead to have continued last month. The latest figures issued by US-based researcher International Data Corporation (IDC), meanwhile, suggest global smartphone sales dropped 1.3 per cent to 341.6 million during the second quarter, but that all of the top five vendors – Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi – gained market shares in the period. "However, a weak presence in the South Asian, Indian and North American markets limits Huawei's potential in the near-to midterm to maintain second place behind Samsung," Richardson added. Huawei also owns a subsidiary smartphone brand, Honor, whose sales are taken into account in the parent company's sales figures.


Huawei has surpassed Apple as the world's second largest smartphone brand

Huawei, China's leading smartphone maker, surpassed Apple's global smartphone sales for the first time in June and July, according to analysis by consulting firm Counterpoint Research. Figures haven't been released yet for August, though Counterpoint indicates sales for that month also look strong. Surprisingly, despite overtaking Apple in global sales, none of Huawei's phones appear on the Top 10 list. "While Huawei climbed to be the world's second largest brand overall, it is surprising to see none of its models breaking into the top rankings," said Counterpoint Research senior analyst, Pavel Naiya in a statement. We've reached out to Counterpoint Research for further details on the number of devices shipped in June and July.

Huawei has surpassed Apple as the world's second largest smartphone brand

Huawei beat Apple for the second place in the global smartphone market

as mentioned in Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Apple may not brand one of its new smartphones this month as the iPhone 8, as was widely expected, according to a number of leaks about the device's firmware. Instead, it appears the name of the phone Apple will unveil Tuesday will be the iPhone X. Apple releases the new iPhone every year around September. The '8' designation appears likely for two other models of the new smartphone -- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus -- but the top model will carry the 'X' moniker, Tech Crunch reported. The iPhone X, if that is what it is dubbed, is expected to retail between $1,000-$1,200.

Ahead of unveiling, new Apple smartphone appears labeled 'iPhone X'

Counterpoint Research published its latest global smartphone market analysis, and the biggest takeaway is Huawei's impressive performance that put it ahead of Apple for the first time. Huawei edged out the iPhone's maker, while Samsung continued its streak at the top with just over 20 percent of sales share. Huawei has previously claimed to have beaten Apple in sales in December 2016, but it's the first time a large research firm puts Huawei ahead of Apple in a research paper. To be fair to Apple, Huawei's lead seems very small for now, and it could be very brief. Apple's share, while highly cyclical, has been stagnant overall over the past years, while Huawei is steadily crawling up.

Huawei beat Apple for the second place in the global smartphone market

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