After suffering five consecutive quarters of declines, the global smartphone business managed to attain marginal growth in the third quarter as Huawei’s shipments reached a record high during the period.
Worldwide smartphone shipments totaled 360.1 million units in the third quarter of 2019, up 1.2% from 355.8 million during the same time period in 2018
While Samsung retained the top rank in the smartphone market, No.-2 Huawei was the standout performer during the third quarter, with shipments surging by 14.8 million units to reach 66.8 million units. Shipments rose by 28% compared to one year earlier. This represented the most smartphones the company has shipped during a single quarter.
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