Huawei could top Apple in Q3 handset shipments

Huawei could top Apple in Q3 handset shipments
A report published today forecasts that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei will ship more handsets than Apple for the calendar third quarter, which ends at the end of September. Huawei has already stated that it has its sights set on eventually topping Samsung and Apple by 2021 to become the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. Huawei's supply chain says that the company expects sales of its P-series and M-series models to do well during Q3, along with its lower-end Honor branded phones.

During the third quarter, Huawei could deliver more than 40 million units, up from the 38.5 million it shipped during the second quarter. At the same time, Apple iPhone shipments could decline from July through September. During that quarter, consumers are expected to hold off purchasing iPhone models until the new 2017 phones are unveiled  next month. For Apple's fiscal third quarter (which ran from April through the end of June), the company delivered 41.3 million handsets,  a small improvement measured year-over-year.

At the end of the calendar second quarter, Huawei owned an 11.3% market share of the global smartphone market. Apple's 12% share gives it a lead over Huawei totaling approximately 2.5 million units.  With iPhone buyers expected to be retrenching in the calendar third quarter, the period from July through September will give Huawei its best opportunity to take over second place from Apple in the global smartphone market,.

source: Digitimes

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61 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Well deserved for such great value for money devices, and thousands of stores world wide, kudos Huawei. Might soon be the top Smartphone seller worldwide.

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Sad for phonearena writers lol

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And the fanclub! In all fairness, no one stays on top forever. Back in the 80's and early 90's, I didn't think anyone would beat Nokia and sell more than 200M phones. But then came Apple and Samsung.

3. toukale

Posts: 611; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Apple is doomed, doomed I tell you /s.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 6902; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They are not doomed. But Apple can't get into the low end or for that matter the mid range markets. Yes I know Apple has the iPhone SE, which is an overpriced so called mid range device. When you compare it to some Android mid range devices at or around the same price. The iPhone SE is a joke in comparison to Android mid range devices. Look even low end Android devices have full HD displays with good cameras for around $200. Yet the iPhone SE has a non HD display, for that matter the iPhone 7 has a HD display for a flagship price. It's no wonder why Apple has record profits. Not to mention the iPhone 8 is pitched to sell for over $1100. That is really good laptops or 2 in 1 notebook pricing. It's kind of funny. Apple could have easily made an iPhone 7 with a 4.7" full HD display. But chooses not to. Just like the iPhone 7plus could be using a QHD display. Apple could also use USB-C on their iPhone's, but chooses to use their slower proprietary lightning ports instead, yet they force USB-C on all their MacBooks now. Why because it all boils down to profit. Even the latest iPhone 7's are limited to cat 9 LTE, when Android smartphones from 2016 were cat 11 or higher. Apple use to have the best cameras, but no longer true. It's no wonder why Apple's market share keeps dropping. Yet Android market share keeps growing.

45. mikehunta727 unregistered

Apple can get into the low end market and do very well in there, they just don't decide to because that's not where the money is for them. And I'm also 100% sure that the reason for Apple market share dropping has really nothing to do with the hardware of the iPhone but the sheer growing sales of all Android devices globally (10,000's of devices) severely outselling the few iPhone models only,

50. sgodsell

Posts: 6902; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Your an idiot if you honestly think Apple would go into the low end market. They would be killing their high end devices. That is what is slowly happening to Android. Because as time marches on, all the flagship features trickle down to the mid and then the low end devices. Think about it mikehunta727 a lot of people would be happy with a low priced iPhone, for sure. Because it could run all the same apps. Maybe not at the same speed as the Flagship iPhone's, but for day to day tasks most people would be happy. So no Apple would NEVER get into the low end market. Apple would be cutting off its nose to spite its face. Ultimately Apple controls all aspects of its iPhone's, from hardware to software. So the only way to get an iPhone is to pay what ever Apple wants. Right mikehunta727.

54. mikehunta727 unregistered

Reread what I said, they would go into the low end market is is they can reap nearly the same profits as their high end phones, but obviously this will never happen because they would never get these profits. If Apple could make a decent low end to mid range device and make 2-3x profit off it per device, they would, that's simple business 101. You'll understand when you get out of high school, but for now pay attention in class and get off PA now A little reading comprehension goes a long way my friend, and p.s, your apart of these strange rabid overzealous Android group thats found across the internet, go outside and get a fresh breathe of air, it's just phones and a company, they didn't beat you up did they? When you have to hurl insult after insult in your comment, it shows failure already

56. mikehunta727 unregistered

Apple in a way actually kind of does this with their older iPhone models that they sell, the SE, the 5C in the past, selling old gen iPads still, etc IT's okay though sgodsell, I don't expect you to be objective when it comes to like iOS devices and Apple and stuff, it's personal to you judging by all your past comments somehow with many ridiculous comments typed by you in the past It's a great feeling to just be a all around technology lover that is objective, come live in reality Logic and applying and a little critical thinking skills people, it goes a long way

61. sgodsell

Posts: 6902; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Once again people can see your nonsense. Look CNET did an article where they compared a low end brand new Android 7 device, which was a Nokia for $180. It has the same size and resolution display as the iPhone 7 plus and is physically smaller to boot. Plus it has the 4 GB of RAM, which is 1 gb of ram more than the iPhone 7plus. If an Android smartphone can go for this price and still make a profit. Then what kind of profit is Apple making again? Oh, yeah a ridiculous amount of profit. This leads me back to of users want an iPhone, then you have to pay what ever Apple wants. 100% the truth. I guess you can't handle the truth mikehunta727.

53. iushnt

Posts: 3066; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Apple could go Low end but then would they be able to brand themselves as status symbol and still sell high ends like they do now?

55. mikehunta727 unregistered

If the device was well made and felt properly constructed still and all that; um, yes. According to a lot on here, iPhone is already "low end" with its specs so yeah .... LMAO. The logic some people lack on here, it's quite baffling

60. yyzamin

Posts: 379; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

The funny thing is although it doesn't have the specs on paper or outperforms every android phone on the market. Lol

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one is even saying they are doomed. But they are doomed in China and so is Samsung, because both are down to single digit market-share in China. I can say, I was very positive about Apple when they said they were gonna be on China Mobile. But it didn't pan out because iPhone's even in the country its made in is just to expensive for anyone with a $400USD or less income per month, which is the average in most Asian countries. Only in Korea are their some who have $1000USB per month incomes.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 1901; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Another android handset joining the innumerable others on the race to the bottom. At the end of the day who brings home what counts (money)-Apple.

9. iushnt

Posts: 3066; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Wow, I feel so blessed to read your neat and biasfree posts.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ouch! I can feel how hurt you are by this article.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well they are all making money. No rule or law says they have to make what Apple makes. Apple was once racing to the bottom. They simply got lucky. Luck does run out.

5. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

They can brag about outshipping Apple all they want but when it comes to profit, Huawei makes maybe 1% of profit compared to iPhone because most of their sales come from cheap low end phones. See very few people are willing to pay a similar price for Android smartphones as they are for the iPhone. Because there is no true advantage to Android. Android comes with ads (pre-installed third party apps or notification ads), the iPhone doesn't come with ads. iPhone outperforms flagship Android phones on benchmarks each year as well. Also not to mention the iPhone has better security and better privacy. So to pay same price for less security, less privacy, lower performance and ads is just plain stupid. That's why most who have Android only pay an average price of $250 while the average person pays $700 for an iPhone. And I don't blame anyone for paying $250 over $700. But paying $700 for an Android phone over $700 for an iPhone is flat out laughable.

7. arthaspro

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Oh yeah, i didnt know that

8. iushnt

Posts: 3066; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Who's talking about profits here.

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6518; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I know right?! The fact that iPhones are 'a little bit' more expensive is so important to them...I don't get it lol.

11. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Some are just that proud about getting separated from their cash like a fool. It makes them "feel rich" with an empty bank account.

18. apple-rulz

Posts: 1901; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

iPhones are very important to you, since you go out of your way to comment on nearly every article about them.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I guess you could say the same about you on Samsung and Android articles like this one, then.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMFG Then I guess Samsung/Android is important to you since you have to troll every article about them.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Read comment #19 repeatedly and reflect on your own hypocrisy LMAO

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one is talkign profit. Other OEM's do have more profit than Apple, but they have to spend more of it, which causes less profits. Facts show Samsung gross far more money as a whole. But also has the world's largest overhead to do the diversity of its product portfolio. Please go read the facts and stock sucking Apple in every breath you take.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What's laughable is isheep that give a F what apple makes. You like the phone and that's great. NEWS FLASH , they are not going to give you any money.

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