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Huawei overtakes Microsoft, now world’s third largest mobile phone vendor

Huawei overtakes Microsoft, now world’s third largest mobile phone vendor
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Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Huawei has became the third largest mobile phone vendor in the second quarter of 2015, overtaking Microsoft and capturing a record 7 percent market share, a new report has shown.
Latest research statistics from Strategy Analytics reveals that the Chinese phone maker became number three while Samsung and Apple maintained their numbers one and two positions respectively.
Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, says that “Huawei shipped 30.6 million mobile phones and captured a record 7 percent market share worldwide in Q2 2015. Huawei is rising fast in all regions of the world, particularly China where its 4G models, such as the Mate7, are proving wildly popular. Huawei has finally overtaken Microsoft to become the world’s third largest mobile phone vendor for the first time ever.”

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Strategy Analytics”]“Huawei shipped 30.6 million mobile phones and captured a record 7 percent market share worldwide in Q2 2015. Huawei is rising fast in all regions of the world, particularly China where its 4G models, such as the Mate7, are proving wildly popular. Huawei has finally overtaken Microsoft to become the world’s third largest mobile phone vendor for the first time ever.”[/blockquote]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
According the independent research and consulting firm, global mobile phone shipments grew a lackluster 2 percent annually to reach 435 million units in the second quarter of 2015.
Samsung maintained its market leadership with a total shipments of 89.0 million mobile phones worldwide, capturing 20 percent market share. Apple shipped 47.5 million mobile phones for 11 percent worldwide market share. Microsoft dropped to the fourth position, shipping 27.8 million mobile phones and captured 6 percent market share worldwide in the second quarter of 2015.
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Apple iPhone 6
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, adds that “Microsoft shipped 27.8 million mobile phones and captured 6 percent marketshare worldwide in the second quarter of 2015. Microsoft’s 6 percent global mobile phone marketshare is sitting near an all-time low. Microsoft continues to lose ground in feature phones, while its Lumia smartphone portfolio is in a holding pattern awaiting the launch of new Windows 10 models later this year. Xiaomi shipped 19.8 million mobile phones and captured 5 percent marketshare worldwide in Q2 2015. Xiaomi remains a major player in the China mobile phone market, but its local and international growth is slowing and Xiaomi is facing intense competition from Huawei, Meizu and others. As a result, Xiaomi may struggle to hold on to its top-five global mobile phone ranking in the coming quarters.”
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