IDC: Xiaomi third largest manufacturer in Q3

30 October, 2014

IDC has shared its report for the global smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2014. The numbers tell a familiar story with one big change - Xiaomi. Last year's Q3 saw Xiaomi somewhere in the Others tab under Huawei, Lenovo and LG but this year the Chinese maker sits proudly at third spot, all without leaving Asia.

Showing a 211.3% growth over last year's Q3 Xiaomi has shipped 17.3 million smartphones compared to the 5.6 million for the same period of last year.

Samsung remains at the first spot with a close to double lead over Apple but has actually seen a decline year over year. Samsung grabbed the first spot with 78.1 million smartphones shipped while Apple managed 39.3 million. However while Apple shipped 5.5 million iPhones more than last year during the same period, Samsung shipped 6.9 million less.

Top Five Smartphone Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share, Q3 2014 (Units in Millions)

Vendor

3Q14 Unit Shipments

3Q14 Market Share

3Q13 Unit Shipments

3Q13 Market Share

Year-over-year Change

Samsung

78.1

23.8%

85.0

32.5%

-8.2%

Apple

39.3

12.0%

33.8

12.9%

16.1%

Xiaomi

17.3

5.3%

5.6

2.1%

211.3%

Lenovo

16.9

5.2%

12.3

4.7%

38.0%

LG

12.0

4.6%

7.0

3.8%

71.4%

Others

159.2

48.6%

113.0

43.2%

40.8%

Total

327.6

100.0%

261.7

100.0%

25.2%


Lenovo also outdid its last year self with 4.6 million units shipped more. LG shipped 4.8 million units more and overall this year's Q3 saw 65.9 million smartphones more, shipped than last year.

Earlier today we learned that despite its huge lead, the drop in sales really impacted Samsung's profits.

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  • gugrin

apsolutly

  • Anonymous

the hell samsung is stupid brand

  • Anroid Man

I admire any underdog. good luck. Xiaomi. But they look like cheap Chinese. shame, great specs.

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