Worldwide sales of smartphones totalled 330 million units in Q2 2015, an increase of 13.5 per cent over the same period in 2014, representing the slowest quarterly growth rate since 2013, according to Gartner.
Huawei recorded the highest sales growth rate among leading vendors of 46 per cent, thanks to strong overseas sales and 4G smartphone sales in China. As a result, it gained 1.7 percentage points in market share, climbing to the number three spot.
Meanwhile, market leader Samsung lost 4.3 percentage points in market share and declined 5.3 per cent in unit sales, the report noted. This was despite the launch of new S6 models, with its premium phones continuing to be challenged by Apple’s large-screen iPhones.