TrendForce updates list for top 5 smartphone manufacturers as of Q3 2015
TrendForce has published its list of top smartphone manufacturers based solely on global sales volume for this third quarter. Accordingly, sales have risen by almost 9.1 percent from 305.09 million units to 332.71 million units. It's worth noting that many major manufacturers announced their respective flagship devices during this period including the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei Mate S, and the Sony Xperia Z5.
Meanwhile, China continues to see growth as smartphone sales are up from 128.5 million in Q2 2015 to 149.5 million in Q3 2015 for a considerable increase of 16.3 percent. The top 5 brands remain unchanged from Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, TCL, and Oppo - in that order.
Worldwide sales, however, paint a different picture as Samsung and Apple still top the list as the world's largest smartphone manufacturers in first and second place, respectively. Huawei is still third, though the company is picking up steam as its market share has increased from 7.5 percent to 8.4 percent. In comparison, Samsung and Apple lost market share by 2.1 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. Xiaomi and Lenovo bring up the rear at fourth and fifth place, respectively.