‘Notched smartphones’ is definitely a thing these days! Interestingly, the company which brought this feature into trend has not topped the list of shipping notched smartphones in the first quarter of 2018. Leaving behind Apple, Huawei is the smartphone manufacturer who has won the title of selling the maximum number of notched smartphones this year!
According to Sigmaintell Consulting who brought this fact to light, in the first half of 2018 Huawei shipped as many as 25.4 million handsets with a distinct notch whereas Apple shipped 20.7 million units. These two were followed by Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.
The price is one of the factors for Huawei to lead the race. However, the difference in the number of handsets is a whopping ~5 million which is definitely commendable for Huawei.
Summing it up, the smartphone market has sold 86.1 million notched smartphones in this year up till 30th June. Huawei has shipped 100 million smartphones this year, thus making itself one in every four notched smartphones. Phew!
About Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment and service company headquartered at Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. In 2017, Huawei became 83rd of Fortune Global 500 in Fortune Magazine. [According to Wikipedia]