Samsung remains on top as global smartphone shipments drop 2.9% in Q1
Apple was second, having shipped the previously reported 52.2 million iPhone handsets during the quarter, 2.8% above last year's total. Apple saw its market share rise to 15.6%, and while its Average Selling Price at $728 was below expectations, it was above the $658 recorded last year. In third place was Huawei. The Chinese manufacturer set a new company record by grabbing a market share of 11.8% after shipping 39.3 million phones for the three month period. That was a 13.8% year-over-year increase in the number of handsets delivered, which wasn't bad considering that Verizon and AT&T decided at the last moment not to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Xiaomi has had strong external growth in countries like India, which helped it increase shipments in Q1 by a whopping 87.8% over last year's number. With 28.8 million units shipped, the company owned 8.4% of the global smartphone market during the three month period. Oppo finished in fifth with a market share of 7.1%. It shipped 23.9 million devices in the quarter, a decline of 7.5% year-over-year.