Once mobile phones were limited to few thousand people but now each year around 2 billion smartphones are sold, but do you which company is preferred by people and what are the world top 10 mobile companies and brands in 2019?
This is a list which will provide the details about the biggest mobile manufacturing companies in the world. This ranking is for 2019 but as the final quarter results are not available the list is same as 2018 despite the change in the gap between these brands.
Samsung Mobile ranks as the top smartphone brand in the world with annual sales of more than 219.5 million in 2018 which is lower than 2017.
The most popular series of the Korean company is Galaxy for which each year new flagship product is launched, the last being S10, S10 Plus and S10e. With more than 20% of the market share it is the leading brand.
Chinese manufacturer Huawei is a late comer in comparison with Samsung and Apple but by investing 14% of its revenue in R & D it emerged as a global leader and innovative company.
With Smartphones such as P30 of the P series and Huawei Mate series are the flagship products of Huawei. With sale of more than 205.8 million units and share of 14.4% it became the second biggest company.
American based mobile brand Apple is known for its iconic iPhone which have become a symbol status and the most sought smartphone. With more than 206.3 million units sold and almost 14.5% share it was ranked second.
But in the first two quarters of 2019 it sold just 81.1 million in comparison with 117.8 million units sold by Huawei, dropping from second to the third position.
In past few years Xiaomi gradually increased its market share in the tough smartphone. In 2016 it was ranked 6th with 4.2% but in 2018 it was ranked 4th with 8.3% of the market and in the first 3 quarters it gradually increased its share and remained on the fourth position.
Its flagship smartphone is Mi series with its latest version of Mi 9 and Mi 9 pro.
Within a short period of time Oppo became one of the leading smartphone maker worldwide while in China it also became the leading smartphone brand. But from 2018 it dropped from fourth position despite increase in market share and sales.
Currently Oppo is ranked 5th biggest smartphone brand with market share of 8.1% in 2018.
Vivo was founded in 2009 and in 2015 become among the top 10 brands with 2.7% share which increased gradually. Currently it is ranked 6th with a market share of 7.2% and sales of 103 million units.
The 7th position in numbers and shares was retained by Motorola despite the division in the company and then acquisition by Google and then Lenovo. In 2018 it sold 36 million units.
Lenovo failed to maintain its position in the smartphone market and is now ranked 8th. Despite the increase in number of unit sold it lost it global share.
Though LG failed to perform well in many other countries it succeeded in being among the top 3 brands in USA with almost 15% share.
Once it was the leading mobile brand but with time lost the market share, especially with the rise of smartphones. In 2018 it sold 17.5 million smartphone worldwide making it one of the top 10 brands.