Global Mobile Phone Report: iPhone Sales Continue To Decline Huawei’s Growth Is Obvious
According to the latest report from Gartner, in the second quarter of 2019, global smartphone sales decreased by 1.7% year-on-year, with a total sales volume of 368 million units, compared with 374 million units in the same period last year.
Among the top 5 mobile phone manufacturers, Huawei and Samsung grew the most, with sales increasing by 16.5% and 3.8% respectively. The two brands accounted for more than one-third of global mobile phone sales. In the second quarter, iPhone sales were only 38 million units, down 13.8% year-on-year, with a market share of 10.5%, down 1.4 percentage points from 11.9% in the same period in 2018.
Looking around the global mobile phone market, China and Brazil performed slightly better than others. In the second quarter, China’s mobile phone shipments reached 101 million units, up 0.5% year-on-year; Brazil’s mobile phone sales reached 10.8 million units, up 1.3% year-on-year. Of the five countries with the highest mobile phone sales, only China and Brazil are growing.
Gartner expects the mobile phone market to remain weak for the rest of the year, with annual sales of only 1.5 billion units in 2019. Gartner believes that high-end mobile phone sales are falling faster. To stimulate user updates, manufacturers are copying the high-end features of their flagship phones to low-end models.