Samsung and Foxconn are the world's largest smartphone manufacturers as of Q3 2015
According to Taiwanese and IDC reports, Samsung has maintained its first place position as the world's largest smartphone manufacturer ahead of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., otherwise known as Foxconn.
Market analyst firm IDC has reported lower production figures for Foxconn during Q3 2015 compared to the previous quarter due to component shortages for Apple devices and reduced orders from Sony. Contracts with Chinese smartphone manufacturers, however, are on the rise as smartphone makers like Xiaomi, THL, and Huawei expand into additional regions.
Aside from Samsung and Foxconn, the other major manufacturers in the top ten are Vivo Electronics, LG, Huaqin Telecom Technology, Oppo, Flextronics, Pegatron, and Inventec. Perhaps notably, four of the top ten manufacturers (Huaqin, Oppo, Vivo, and Wingtech) hail from China while three are from Taiwan (Foxconn, Inventec, and Pegatron).
The drop in Foxconn orders follows after a report claiming that the smartphone market is up 15.5 percent YoY as of Q3 2015.