Oppo topples Apple as world's #3 camera phone maker, Samsung still a strong #1

Oppo topples Apple as world's #3 camera phone maker
(Image credit: Apple)

Apple has had yet another bite taken out of its share of the camera phone business – this time by Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo, which has officially usurped the American giant for third place in the global camera phone market. 

The Cupertino company sold 6 million fewer iPhones in Q2 2019 than it did during the same period in 2018, which translated to a 15% decline in market share and an 11.8% decline in revenue – enough for Apple to slide out of the word's "big three" phone manufacturers.  

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.