Huawei, for the first time, has become the number one smartphone seller in Q2 2020 according to the latest data by research firm Canalys. Huawei came in ahead of Samsung, Apple and all other smartphone manufacturers and shipped 55.8 million devices in the second quarter of this year.
Apple was the only major phone vendor to see growth in the second quarter as the global smartphone market shrank 14 percent year on year to 285 million units sold, with the coronavirus weighing on demand in major markets, research firm Canalys said.
Indian smartphone shipments were down 48 percent in the second quarter of 2020 due to production disruptions and import delays, according to research firm Canalys. A total of 17.3 million smartphones were shipped in India in Q2 this year compared to 33 million in Q2 2019.
Global smartphone shipments fell 13 percent in the first quarter of 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic, a report by research firm Canalys claims. The report says that after several quarters of decline, the market had seen two consecutive quarters of growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2019.
Apple and Huawei each captured a higher share of China's smartphone market in the first quarter, according to data from research firm Canalys released on Friday.