Apple has long been the third-largest smartphone maker but has beaten both Samsung and Huawei for at least a quarter.
According to a Strategy Analytics report, Apple beat Samsung in the sale of phones in the fourth quarter of 2019.
In fact, Apple announced yesterday that in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company broke all old revenue records.
From October to December 2019, Apple shipped 70.7 million iPhones worldwide, while the number of Samsung smartphones stood at 68.8 million.
According to the report, Apple topped the global smartphone market share with 19 per cent this quarter, Samsung second and Huawei with 15 per cent share.
And this is because of the success of Apple's iPhone 11, which people liked and overall, the company sold 7% more phones in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Overall, Samsung has been ranked number one in sales of smartphones in 2019, while Huawei is second, Apple third, Xiaomi fourth, Oppo ranked 5th.
Huawei is the world's second-largest smartphone company in 2019, but the effects of US sanctions are beginning to take hold.
During the nine months of 2019, Huawei's phone sales saw an increase, but the fourth quarter saw a 7.4% decline compared to the last quarter of 2018.
Overall smartphone sales saw a slight decline in 2019 and stood at 2.2% compared to 2018.