According to the latest report from the research firm Digitimes Research, Samsung was the top smartphone vendor of the world in Q3 2015 followed by rival Apple. The company captured 25.6% market share in this quarter, while Apple stood at 14.5%.
Huawei, Lenovo and LG stood at the 3rd, 4th and 5th position with 7.4%, 4.8% and 4.5% market share respectively. As per reports, the Chinese vendor Xiaomi stood at the sixth position with 3.8% market share while Sony and Microsoft stood at 11th and 12th position with 2% and 1.7% market share respectively.
The reports reveal that out of the top 15 smartphone vendors mentioned in the list, nine are from China, two from US and South Korea and one from Japan and Taiwan. It is revealed that a total of 331.9 million smartphones were shipped globally last quarter. This record translates into an year-on-year increase of 7.7% and a quarter-on-quarter increase of 10.5%.
Also, the report has forecasted a shipment of 396.8 million units in Q4. This will take the total smartphone shipment in 2015 to 1.326 billion, an year-on-year increase of 10.1%.