Huawei surpasses Microsoft to become the third largest handset vendor in the world

The latest global mobile sales figures from Strategy Analytics show Huawei gaining ground, with the Chinese vendor becoming the third largest manufacturer in the world. In Q2 2015, Huawei accounted for 7 percent of the mobile phone market share, with 30.6 million shipments.

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung is still the number one manufacturer, with shipments totaling 89 million in Q2 2015, a decrease of 7 percent from the same period a year ago. Apple came in second with 47.5 million shipments, an increase of 35 percent from Q2 2014. Huawei was the biggest winner last quarter, with the vendor seeing a 49 percent increase in sales. Meanwhile, Microsoft saw shipments dwindle from 50.3 million to 27.8 million handsets, which included smartphones as well as feature phones.

Xiaomi came in at fifth place with 19.8 million shipments, nearly 30 percent more than what the manufacturer managed last year. Global shipments in Q2 2015 at 434.6 million handsets accounted for a marginal increase of 2 percent from the 428.6 million smartphone shipments in Q2 2014.


In the first half of 2015, Huawei's shipments totaled 48.2 million handsets, an increase of 39 percent from 2014 that allowed the vendor to post a revenue increase of 87 percent to $7.23 billion. The vendor is now on track to reach 100 million sales this year.

Source: Strategy Analytics

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.