idc global smartphone market grew by 132 in q2 with samsung shipping 59 million phones

The latest IDC report brings more clarity into the global smartphone shipments for the April-June period. Samsung led the way with 59 million shipments ahead of Xiaomi with 53.1 million and Apple with 44.2 million. Xiaomi posted an impressive 86.6% yearly growth as it and other Chinese rivals aim to fill the void left by Huawei.

The combined shipments volume outpaced last year’s Q2 performance by 13.2% affirming the rebound in smartphone sales compared to last year. Oppo with its 32.8 million shipments and vivo with 31.6 million round out the top-five largest companies while the rest of…