Huawei could surpass Apple in Q3 smartphone shipments

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Digitimes reports that Huawei will likely pass Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to become second largest smartphone vendor in the world.

In Q2, Huawei shipped 38.5M units for an 11.3% global share and Apple shipped 41M units for a 12% share.   

China could push Huawei ahead; in Q2 Huawei ‘s shipments in the region were up 23% to 23.5M units while Apple’s fell nearly 8% to 8M units. 

Apple’s Q3 shipments could dip from last year’s 41M units as customers await the Q4 launch of the new iPhones.    

Previously: Samsung tops U.S. smartphone market, Apple's latest enters volume production (Aug. 9)

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