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Huawei is the king of the notch, reveals a new smartphone market report

Huawei P20 Pro lineup with notched display
Huawei P20 Pro lineup with notched display
A recent smartphone sales report for the first half of 2018 by Sigmaintell Consulting shows that Huawei shipped more than 25 million handsets (out of a 100 million total) with a notched display during the given period, followed by Apple with over 20 million units. The third position goes to Chinese brand OPPO.
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Huawei is serious about taking over the world, there is no doubt about it. Not long after the Chinese brand overtook Apple and became the world's second largest smartphone market, a new report revealed that Huawei is already dominating a rather special niche: the sector of the market that belongs to handsets with a notched display.

The market research document that revealed the situation mentioned above comes from Sigmaintell Consulting. According to it, Huawei managed to ship 25.4 million handsets with a display notch — out of a total of over 100 million Huawei handsets shipped overall during the given period — and Apple grabbed the second place with 20.7 million units. The next three places go to OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

During the period that started on January 1 and ended on June 30, the entire smartphone industry managed to sell a bit over 86 million devices with a notched display. 

At last, Sigmaintell Consulting's report also revealed that the display market was controlled by three major technologies: a-Si LCD (Oxide LCD included) got 42 percent (390 million units), LTPS LCD panels grabbed 36 percent (340 million), and the 200 million AMOLED displays sold during the period accounted for a market share of 21 percent.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08- 6 (Update: 2018-08- 6)