Counterpoint Research released earlier today the latest report on global smartphone shipments.

The research shows a 3% annual decline regarding total global shipments. Counterpoint Research suggests that “this is the first time that the global smartphone market has declined for three consecutive quarters.”

Chinese manufacturer Huawei’s global shipments for the period hit 52 million, up 33% year-over-year, making the company the second largest one on the global shipment units list. Xiaomi, which just completed a 100 million global shipments goal for 2018 on October 26, recorded 35.7 million global shipments for the period, up 25% year-over-year.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com