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Huawei Continues to Hold its Position as the Second Largest Smartphone Player in Q3, 2018
[November 06, 2018]

Huawei Continues to Hold its Position as the Second Largest Smartphone Player in Q3, 2018

NEW DELHI, November 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, which overtook Apple in second quarter of 2018, continues with its position as the second largest smartphone vendor by shipments. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide, Huawei shipped 52.0 million handsets and grabbed 14.6% of the overall market. Huawei has registered 33 percent growth in its shipments over the same period last year and is now aiming to be the market leader in this category.

Huawei has become number two smartphone brand in the world. From a product perspective, the P-series and recently launched Mate-series are keeping it as competitive as ever at the top of the market. Sub-brand Honor, which is primarily marketed toward a younger audience and online sales, has continued to perform well across markets. The success is owed to company's commitment to innovation, investment in the R&D and strong product portfolio.

The recently launched Mate 20 Series is shaping up to be its bestselling smartphone across markets and has become one of the most critically acclaimed smartphone globally. With a strong India focus, the company is riding ahead in user preference and adoption acoss markets, and is looking forward to the launch of Mate Series in India. Complemented by the award winning reviews globally, the company is confident that the consumer will delighted with the innovation they will soon hold in their hands.

The impressive performances of Huawei's flagship and mid-market smartphones have greatly improved the value of the Huawei brand: Huawei ranked 68 in Interbrand Best Global Brands 2018 was named number 48 on BrandZ's Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list, and number 79 on Forbes' Most Valuable Brands list. Huawei was the only Chinese company that managed to secure a spot on Forbes' 2018 top 100 list.

The data has been taken as per the latest report by IDC: link to the report

About Huawei Consumer BG 

Huawei's products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world's population. Fifteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei's three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei's global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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