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Digitimes reports that Huawei will likely pass Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to become second largest smartphone vendor in the world.
In Q2, Huawei shipped 38.5M units for an 11.3% universal share and Apple shipped 41M units for a 12% share.
China can push Huawei ahead; in Q2 Huawei ‘s shipments in the zone were up 23% to 23.5M units while Apple’s fell almost 8% to 8M units.
Apple’s Q3 shipments can dip from final year’s 41M units as customers await the Q4 launch of the new iPhones.
Previously: Samsung tops U.S. smartphone market, Apple’s latest enters volume production (Aug. 9)
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Huawei likely to outpace Apple iphone to become second largest smartphone seller in 3Q17
Huawei captured the third position in the second quarter of 2017 with shipments totaling 38.5 million units and taking an 11.3% share globally, according to IDC.
By doing so, it managed to narrow its shipment gap with Apple to a mere 2.5 million units in the second quarter, during that Apple shipped 41 million units for a 12% share.
In China alone, Huawei saw its smartphone shipments grow 22.6% on year to 23.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, accounting for a 21% share.
Additionally, Huawei’s smartphone shipments to Europe as a whole expanded 18% on year in the first six months of 2017.
Huawei sees smartphone shipments still expandingPhoto: Michael Lee, Digitimes, August 2017