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Huawei tops Samsung in smartphone shipments for first time

Coronavirus hits South Korean maker hard while Apple sees growth

Huawei narrowly surpassed Samsung in smarthphone shipments in the second quarter. (Source photos by Getty Images)

SEOUL -- Huawei Technologies surpassed Samsung Electronics in smartphone shipments in the second quarter, becoming the No. 1 player in the global market for the first time, according to multiple reports released on Friday.

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