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Top 5 smartphone manufacturers saw increase in shipments for 2015

Top 5 smartphone manufacturers saw increase in shipments for 2015
Top 5 smartphone manufacturers saw increase in shipments for 2015
According to IDC, smartphone shipments this past year from the world's largest manufacturers were up 10 percent compared to 2014.

Analysts at IDC have released their preliminary figures for the total number of smartphones shipped in all of 2015. Accordingly, 2015 shipments were up 10.1 percent from 1.302 billion in 2014 to 1.433 billion. The last quarter of 2015 in particular accounted for nearly 30 percent of the yearly shipments with almost 400 million smartphones shipped to represent an increase of 5.7 percent compared to Q4 2014.

Meanwhile, the top 5 ranking of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers hasn't changed at all during the past year. Samsung is still first by far with a small YoY growth of 2.1 percent and an estimated shipment volume of 324.8 million throughout the year. The numbers come close to Samsung's official quarterly results, which quoted an estimated shipment volume of 325 million units. Apple is second with a larger YoY growth of 20.2 percent from 192.7 million in 2014 to 231.5 million by the end of 2015. Huawei jumped even higher percentage-wise from 73.8 million in 2014 to 106.6 million in 2015 for an increase of just over 44 percent.

Lenovo and Xiaomi are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, and were able to ship out more smartphones compared to the previous year. In all, the top 5 worldwide manufacturers saw notable growths across the board.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-01-30 (Update: 2016-01-30)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.