The research firm actually brought a one-two punch of bad news (if you're rooting for Apple), saying that Apple has fallen behind Chaina's Huawei in smartphone unit sales and that the overall global smartphone market declined 1.8% in the second calendar quarter of 2018.
Global shipments of notch smartphones - models with a u-shape notch at the top of the display - from the top-six vendors totaled 86.1 million units in the first half of 2018, according to data from Sigmaintell Consulting.
IHS Markit analyst Gerrit Schneemann said that Huawei had cleaned Apple's clock by shifting to more value-added models, and by launching new flagship smartphones with the latest features.
Market saturation and climbing average selling prices were among factors curbing growth in the smartphone market, said Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker research manager Anthony Scarsella. The U.S.is the biggest smartphone market in terms of revenue generation, with Apple and Samsung having the biggest piece in it.
IDC writes that Huawei's success can be attributed to its dominance in the Chinese market and the release of new technologies such as the GPU Turbo.
If companies like Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and others want to generate a significant amount of revenue, then they will need to come to an agreement with the USA government and the four major carriers to allow them to sell their handsets officially in the country.
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The latest numbers from market analysts IDC show Huawei has moved on to a record market share of 15.8%, taking it above Apple and behind only Korean giant Samsung globally.
Stanton said: "Huawei's momentum will obviously concern Samsung, but it should also serve as a warning to Apple, which needs to ship volume to support its growing services division".
"Honor, which is already strong in the e-commerce segment, is now adopting a multi-channel strategy through branded stores in the southeast Asia market. The second quarter was also the first time these top four Chinese manufacturers shipped more smartphones than the two leading companies". Its shipments declined 25 per cent YoY due to declining in shipments of S9 as compared to S8 previous year.
Huawei's achievement is no small feat, by any means.
IDC's data say Huawei's shipments during the second quarter of 2018 hit 54.2 million units.