China’s Huawei has secured second place in the first quarter of this year, defeating Apple in the smartphone market. Korea’s Samsung still remains in the first place. According to the initial data of International Data Corporation (IDC), 31.08 million smartphones were sold worldwide in the first three months of this year. This is 6.60 percent lower than the first quarter of last year. This is the sixth consecutive quarter when the global sales of smartphones have come down.
2019 decline year on year for sales
The organization says that even after the strong growth of Huawei, the 2019 smartphone year is going to decline in terms of sales. During this period, Samsung’s sales declined by 8.10 percent to 7.19 crore. However, Samsung still remains the largest smartphone sales company.
Huawei sales rise 5.91 million units
Huawei’s sales reached 5.91 million smartphones with a remarkable growth of 50.30 percent. With this performance, the company outperformed Apple to the second place. However, Apple’s sales fell 30.20 percent to 3.64 crore. IDC said that due to the sluggish sales of the smartphone market, there are indications that customers are taking more time to convert old smartphones.