The above graph represents the worldwide smartphone shipment share by vendors between Q1 2011 and Q1 2019. Samsung continued to dominate the worldwide smartphone shipments in Q1 2019 with 23.13% share, followed by Huawei that accounted for 19.02% share.
The share of Apple tanked to three years low as the worldwide sales of the iPhone reached to a disappointing level. Apple sold 36.4 million units of iPhones to account just 11.71% share of the worldwide smartphone shipment in Q1 2019. This also made Apple lose its second position to Huawei and slipped to the third position.
The commendable performance of Huawei continues in Q1 2019 as well. The Chinese smartphone major once again claimed the second position with 19.02% share of the worldwide smartphone shipment. Huawei’s share increased 7% point in the last one year as the smartphone shipped increased over 50% between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019.
Xiaomi smartphone shipment share in Q1 2019 improved with a negligible margin as compared to the previous quarter but failed to match the year-ago share.
The share of Vivo and Oppo in worldwide smartphone shipment remains flat. Despite accounting a sizeable share of the market, both the Chinese players are yet to account for the shipment share in double digit.
Over 50% of the worldwide smartphone shipment in Q1 2019 was accounted by the top three – Samsung, Huawei and Apple – alone. While Samsung’s struggle to safeguard its ground continues, Huawei continues to strengthen its ground at the cost of Samsung and Apple. Despite raking in billions in profits, sales of the iPhone continue to decline and it’s very much evident from the fact that in Q1 2019 Apple’s worldwide smartphone shipment share reached to the lowest percentage in the last three years.