Huawei Likely Edged Apple For Number Two in Global Smartphone Sales in 2018

Huawei shipped over 200 million smartphones in 2018. Their top sellers were the P20, Honor 10 and Mate 20 series. In 2017, Huawei shipped 153 million phones.

Samsung shipped about 300 million phones.

Apple shipped 10 million more phones in the first quarter of 2018, but it is believed Apple underperformed through the rest of 2018.

Apple’s sales were almost flat year over year at 46.9 million units, and its market share was 13.2%. Huawei had 14.6% share of the global smartphone market in 2018Q3. This was up from 10.4% in the prior-year period.

Huawei should have built about 10 million more phones than Apple in 2018.

Huawei P20 Pro is one of the best smartphones in terms of hardware and price. It has a triple-camera system, sizeable battery and fast performance. P20 Pro comes with a 40-megapixel main camera lens that is accompanied by a 20-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto system.

The P20 Pro launched with Android 8 Oreo but it has been upgraded to Android 9 Pie. The P20 Pro debuted back in March and it is expected its successor will be unveiled at around the same in 2019.

Huawei offers more cameras with higher resolution at a lower price than an Apple phone.