Samsung Who? Huawei is Now The World’s Most Profitable Android Smartphone Brand

In Cell Phone, Technology

For the first time ever, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has beaten Samsung to become the world’s most profitable Android device maker, showing a reversal in the Korean smartphone maker’s fortunes.

For the third quarter of 2016, although Samsung surpassed all other Android smartphone makers in terms of the volume and value of devices it shipped, due to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, its smartphone profits fell so low that at least three other device manufacturers have surpassed it, according to a new report by research firm Strategy Analytics.

As usual, Apple continues to have the lion’s share of global smartphone operating profits, earning a total of $8.5bn (£6.8bn) in Q3, which is 91% of the total share.

The remaining 9% of the market is made up of Huawei, with …

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