Not a Joke: Huawei Overtakes Apple to Become Second Largest Phone Company
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 () Huawei has already announced that its primary goal is to overtake Apple in terms of smartphone sales across the world, and it turns out that this just happened, according to data offered by research firm Counterpoint Research. While no specifics were provided in terms of sold units, a graph that Counterpoint released shows both Huawei and Apple have approximately 12 percent market share, with a huge growth for the Chinese firm in the last few months. Huawei overtaking Apple isn’t such a big surprise given the lack of new iPhone models and the improvements that the Chinese firm introduced on its models, but the bigger challenge right now is to maintain this runner-up spot after the launch of the iPhone 8 next month. “This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence. It speaks volumes for this primarily network infrastructure vendor on how far it has grown in the consumer mobile handset space in the last...
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