Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone market for the first time

Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone market for the first time

Huawei is now only behind Samsung in sales, and Counterpoint says that's thanks to the company's consistent investment in R&D and manufacturing, as well as aggressive and creative marketing (including this KFC phone). As expected, the Huawei Mate 10 appears to have an edge-to-edge display with significantly thinner bezels.

In the same report, it was noted that when Yu presented the photos taken with the unreleased Huawei Mate 10 device, the CEO emphasized that the upcoming Kirin 970 contributed in a great manner in producing good-looking photos. Rumors suggest that the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be sporting large 6-inch-plus full-screen displays.

The phone's appearance is set in October and what will be interesting to see is whether Huawei delivers on its claims that its new chip can give Apple and Samsung a run for their money. The edges are also well rounded and this time around, there isn't going to be a rear fingerprint sensor but a front fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. The clean back of the phone is dominated by the dual cameras, with the flash and sensors module on the sides. We know this because the leaks keep coming and who leaks phones no one cares about? The dual lens camera will be present as usual and there will still be the 3.5mm audio jack as part of the standard specs. "While Huawei has trimmed its portfolio, it likely needs to further streamline its product range like Oppo and Xiaomi have done - putting more muscle behind fewer products". It also carries a Type-C USB port, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage.

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While Samsung retained the top spot, Apple slipped to the third place despite its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus being the best-selling smartphones in July. Apple is set to reveal the iPhone 8 on September 12, U.S. time, which tells observers: Huawei's time at second spot may be done sooner rather than later.

But make no mistake, Huawei's growth and that of other China brands are no fluke, and is a trend that "no player in the mobile ecosystem can ignore", said Counterpoint associate director, Tarun Pathak.

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