Apple has managed to pocket 62% of the profits of the Smartphone sales market in the second quarter of 2018, well above the rest of brands like its rival Samsung (17%) and also achieving 43% of the total high-end devices.
The company Counterpoint Research has analyzed the sales of ‘smartphones’ worldwide during the months of April to June, an industry whose profits have grown by 4% in the second quarter compared to last 2017 due to the push of Apple and the growth of Chinese brands such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.
Globally, Apple has made 62% of the total market benefits. The Cupertino company is located a large distance from the Korean Samsung, which achieves 17% of profits and down 21% compared to the same period of 2017.
Apple and Samsung remain dominant in the market, but in both cases they fall due to the growth of Chinese manufacturers. Huawei, second brand in terms of total sales exceeding precisely Apple, has managed to get 8% of market profits, growing by 107%.
For its part, the other Chinese brands also grow in profits compared to last year, with Oppo in fourth place achieving 5% (grows 23%), followed by Vivo with 4% (24% more) and of Xiaomi with 3% of the global benefits and a growth of 747%, according to the study.
Apple sells 43% of ‘premium’ terminals
Apple’s leadership in profits is justified by Counterpoint Research in its domain of the ‘premium’ terminal market, that is, those with a price above $ 400. In the second quarter of 2018, the US Company managed to sell 43% of the world’s high-end Smartphone.
In terms of total sales, the ‘premium’ mobile market grew by 7% compared to the previous year, while the sector as a whole fell by 1%. Among the rest of companies, Samsung accumulates 24% of sales of high-end terminals, with Oppo in the third position with 10%), followed by Huawei (9%), Xiaomi (3%) and OnePlus (2%). . .