According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint, Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the second largest smartphone company in the world. The Chinese firm achieved the feat consistently for the month of June and July.
The report also revealed the best selling models in the month of July. While the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus captured the first two spots, Oppo’s R11 and A57 came in third and fourth. Other devices that made it to the list include the Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
“This is due to a multiple SKU portfolio that currently lacks a true hero device. While having a diverse portfolio allows Huawei to fight on multiple fronts, it does little to build overall brand recognition; something Huawei badly needs if it is continue to gain share.”