According to the Gartner report and multiple other reports that were recently released, Samsung Mobile has had a very disappointing show in Q3, 2018. When we say disappointing, what we really mean is the worst performance by the company's smartphone division in years, if not ever. While Samsung is still the global leader in the market with a 18.9% share, but that position isn't as dominating anymore as it was even just a quarter ago. Take a look at the following stats to understand what we are talking about here.
There was a drop of 14% in sales for Samsung in this quarter, compared to Q3, 2017. The Korean giant managed to sell only 73.3 million units (18.9%) in Q3, 2018, while they had sold about 85.6 million units (22.3%) in Q3 2017. As you can see, Huawei (13.4%) is the rising star right now, dethroning Apple (11.8%) to take the second position after Samsung. It would be interesting to see if Samsung Mobile decides to do anything that might improve their situation, or if they continue to do what they are already doing, although that would be quite surprising, given the dismal performance.