Huawei beats Apple to become the world’s number two smartphone seller 


Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has overtaken Apple as the world’s second-largest smartphone retailer, according to data from multiple analysts.

Huawei shipped around 54.2m smartphones in the second quarter, analysts estimated, a 40pc jump on the previous year. Meanwhile, Apple shipped 41.3m phones, up only 0.7pc on the previous year.

The data comes from analyst businesses International Data Corporation (IDC), Counterpoint Research, IHS Markit and Canalys. All the firms reported that Huawei had overtaken Apple in the most recent financial quarter.

Samsung remains the world’s top smartphone seller according to the number of phones it ships every quarter. IDC analysts said that the business…

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