Market research company IDC today released the first quarter global smartphone market statistics report. According to the report, global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2019 were 310 million, a decrease of 6.6% from the 332.7 million in the first quarter of 2018. Among the top five, only Huawei and vivo shipped more than last year.
Worldwide Quarterly Smartphone Top 5 Company Shipments, 2019 Q1 and 2018 Q1
As can be seen from the above figure, Samsung’s shipments still ranked first in the world, but its market share decreased by 0.4 percentage points year-on-year (from 23.5% to 23.1%). The company’s smartphone shipments in the first quarter decreased by 6.3 million smartphones ( It is 71.9 million units).
Worldwide Top 5 Smartphone Companies, 2019 Q1 Unit Market Share
After the second quarter of last year, Huawei’s global smartphone shipments once again surpassed Apple. In the first quarter, Huawei’s global smartphone shipments were 59.1 million units, a year-on-year increase of 50.3%, and its market share reached 19.0%. At the same time, Apple’s market share fell by 4.0 percentage points (from 15.7% to 11.7%), ranking third, because the company shifted its focus to the service industry.
Xiaomi market share fell 0.4 percentage points (to 8.0%), vivo increased by 1.9 percentage points (to 7.5%), while OPPO was flat (7.4%). The three manufacturers are vying for the fourth place, while the top three are vying for the first place.
Although Samsung occupied the number one position in smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of last year, Huawei’s smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2018 began to surpass Apple, and Huawei maintained its second place in the third quarter of 2018. But Apple regained its second place in the fourth quarter of 2018, and today Huawei beat Apple again in the first quarter of 2019.