According to the Gartner report, the overall global smartphone sales grew 2 percent in the same quarter to 374 million units. The firm recorded more than 49 million shipments for Huawei and more than 44 million units for Apple in Q2 of 2018.
Google’s Android extended the lead over Apple’s iOS with an 88 percent share compared to iOS’ 11.9 percent.
Samsung maintained the top spot with more than 72 million shipments in the same quarter, however the South Korean manufacturer recorded a 12.7 percent decline over the same quarter last year. “Samsung faces slowing global smartphone demand and ever-growing competition from Chinese manufacturers,” said Anshul Gupta, Research Director at Gartner.