Apple remains in second place among European smartphone vendors

The Canalys research group estimates show that European smartphone shipments fell 4% in 2018 to 197 million units. In quarter four of 2018, shipments fell 2% to 57 million, though Chinese vendors gained significantly. 

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Samsung remained the largest vendor in 2018 but its shipments were down over 10% at 61.6 million units. Apple and the iPhone were down 6% but clung onto second place with 42.8 million units shipped. 

Huawei was the stand-out vendor, growing 54% with 42.5 million shipments. Relative newcomers Xiaomi and HMD Global grew strongly and were fourth and fifth, respectively.