5 biggest smartphone companies of the world
5 biggest smartphone companies of the world

Here is the list of top five biggest smartphone merchants in the world. The quarterly list of IDC’s research company also includes the names the highest-selling smartphones during the past quarter from these companies. The report states that a total of 355.2 million smartphones were sold during the third quarter of the year 2018, resulting in a year-over-year decline of 6%.

1. Samsung: 
Most sold phones - Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy A-series

Samsung maintained the top position during the third quarter of 2018 but saw a decline in shipments by 13.4% when compared to Q3 2017. It shipped a total of 72.2 million handsets. While the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone continues to build on shipments, the Galaxy A-series helped the company to fill the gaps.


2. Huawei: 
Most sold phones – P series and Mate series

Leaving behind Apple, Huawei retained its second spot in the list of top 5. This  Chinese technology company sold a little less number of smartphones by 15.9% when compared to last quarter. The company shipped a total of 52 million devices in Q3 2018.


3. Apple: 
Most sold phones - iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Apple is at the third place this quarter as well in spite of launching three new iPhone smartphones -- iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The company shipped around 46.9 million smartphones, which is up by 0.5% from last year (46.7 million units).


4. Xiaomi:
Most sold phones-- Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi’s Redmi series persisted to gain good numbers for the company as it captured 9.7% market share worldwide during the Q3 2018. The Chinese handset maker is prominent in countries like India, Indonesia and Spain.


5. Oppo: 
Most sold phones-- Find X, R17

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo too maintained its 5th position with a total shipment number of 29.9 million in Q3 2018. The number is less by 2.1% from last year. The report adds that the design for Find X and R17 raised the bar for Oppo.


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