According to IDC data, Huawei saw its sales in the third quarter rise by 4.2 percent to 14.6 percent of total market sales.
The Chinese company, first surpassed Apple in seven years, in the second quarter behind the South Korean giant Samsung.
Huawei introduced there new “P” series phones P20 and P20 Pro, while the two “Mate” series phones, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, were already in the fourth quarter.
Samsung’s top sales made up 1.8 percent to 20.3 percent of the world’s total handset sales.
The company’s latest phone, the Samsung Note 9, launched in the third quarter, appeared to be unable to compensate for the loss of the company when it launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
At the same time, Apple’s share grew by 0.8 points (from 12.4 percent to 13.2 percent) thanks to the iPhone XS phone launched in September, while the launch of the iPhone XR in October is expected to boost the company’s position in the fourth quarter.
“The race at the top of the market is still developing rapidly,” IDC’s research director Antony.
At the end Huawei outperformed Apple iPhone in the third quarter and became the second largest retailer internationally.