Samsung was top smartphone vendor last quarter

Himanshu, 18 December, 2015

Samsung was the top smartphone vendor in the world in Q3 2015, followed by rival Apple, according to a latest report from research firm Digitimes Research. While the South Korean company captured 25.6% market share in the quarter, the iPhone maker's share stood at 14.5%.

Huawei, Lenovo, and LG, rounded up the top 5 with 7.4%, 4.8%, and 4.5% market share, respectively. China's Xiaomi came in at the sixth spot with 3.8% market share, while Sony and Microsoft were at number 11 and 12, with 2% and 1.7% share, respectively.

Of the top-15 smartphone vendors mentioned in the report, nine are from China, two each from the US and South Korea, and one from Japan and Taiwan.

Overall, a total of 331.9 million smartphones were shipped globally last quarter, which translates into an year-on-year increase of 7.7% and a q-o-q increase of 10.5%. The report also forecasted a shipment of 396.8 million units in Q4, which would the take total 2015 shipments number to 1.326 billion, an y-o-y increase of 10.1%.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 06 Jan 2016
  • LC8

samsung is better than iphone

  • AnonD-482080
  • 29 Dec 2015
  • NqX

What does market share mean ? Number of mobiles sold ? Or the over all price of all the mobiles sold ? Is it a number of mobiles or it's money ?

  • Jarret
  • 22 Dec 2015
  • 25G

That proved Samsung is better than Apple...

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