Oppo overtakes Xiaomi in Q4 smartphone market share

Research firm Canalys has revealed the market share of top smartphone makers in 2018.

Apple with 19.8 percent, Samsung with 19.4 percent, Huawei with 16.7 percent, Oppo with 8.8 percent and Xiaomi with 7.3 percent are the top smartphone vendors in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Apple smartphone share in Q4 2018
The global smartphone market declined for the fifth consecutive quarter, falling 6 percent to 362 million in Q4 2018, research firm Canalys said.

Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are the top five smartphone brands in the world, the report said.

Apple overtook Samsung to become the largest vendor in Q4, shipping 71.7 million units of iPhone.

Oppo has replaced Xiaomi as the fourth largest smartphone supplier in Q4.

Global smartphone shipments dropped 5 percent to 1.4 billion in 2018 from 1.5 billion in 2017.

Samsung with 21.2 percent, Apple with 15.3 percent, Huawei with 14.8 percent, Xiaomi with 8.7 percent and Oppo with 8.6 percent share are top five smartphone suppliers in the last year.
Top smartphone makers in 2018

Canalys Senior Analyst Ben Stanton said: “People are clearly keeping phones for longer as product innovation slows. Factors like the US-China trade war, weak consumer spending in developed markets, and a buoyant market for refurbished phones, have catalyzed the decline of smartphone shipments.”