Global Smartphone Shipments in the Third Quarter of 2018


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Earlier today, Counterpoint released a worldwide report on smartphone shipments for the third quarter of 2018. According to the report, global smartphone shipments fell by 3% year-on-year in the Q3, bringing the total number to 386.8 million units.

global smartphone shipments

In the third quarter of 2018, Samsung is still the largest smartphone manufacturer in the global market, with a total number of 72.3 million units, down 13% from the same period last year. At the same time, Huawei shipped 52 million units, ranking second, up 33% year-on-year. The second largest increase in the top five is Xiaomi. The 35.7 million units shipments increased by 25% year-on-year, ranking fourth. Among the TOP10 international manufacturers, the HMD (Nokia) is attracting with a strong increase of 71%, while Lenovo (including Moto) and LG both have double-digit declines.

As for the Chinese market, OPPO and VIVO have a small increase in shipments compared to the same period last year. Xiaomi has a 25% increase in shipments compared with the same period last year, a total of about 35.7 million units. Lenovo phones shipments fell by 26% to 11.3 million units, compared with the same period last year.

global smartphone shipments

In the Chinese market, only Huawei, VIVO and OPPO in the third quarter of 2018 did not see a decline in shipments. Xiaomi’s shipments in the domestic market fell 16%, Apple fell 17%, and Samsung dropped a staggering 67%.

More specifically, although Xiaomi’s shipments in the domestic market fell by 16% in the third quarter of 2018, shipments in foreign markets increased by 83%. So Xiaomi continued to grow in the global market. In the same period, Huawei’s shipment growth in overseas markets also reached 60%.

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In terms of domestic sales, the leaders are Huawei, VIVO, OPPO, Xiaomi, Apple and Samsung. However, total shipments also fell by 8%.

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