IDC reports 341.6 million smartphones were shipped during the second quarter of 2017. Overall shipments decreased 1.3 percent from second quarter 2016, but major OEMs including Samsung and Apple maintained their number of shipments, or saw positive shipment growth.
Samsung led last quarter’s shipments, shipping 79.8 million units, with Apple following behind, having shipped 41.0 units. Both companies saw at least 1.4 percent year-over-year growth from Q2 2016. Huawei ranked third for most shipments, shipping 38.5 million units during Q2 of 2017 and growing 19.6 percent in the past year.
Both Samsung and Apple are expected to see continued growth due to high-profile device releases anticipated later this year. Overall, IDC anticipates positive smartphone shipment growth worldwide in the next two quarters.