According to Digitimes, the top smartphone manufacturers in Q3 2014 are Samsung, Apple, and LG. The top three are followed by Chinese manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi, and Lenovo.
According to the site, “Samsung Electronics, Apple and LG Electronics ranked as the top-three smartphone vendors globally in the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014, based on third-quarter reports released by individual vendors and data from makers in the supply chain, according to Digitimes Research.
“China-based vendors Huawei, Xiaomi Technology and Lenovo took the fourth, fifth and seventh positions, respectively, during the same period, Digitimes Research added.
“Additionally, five out of the top-10 vendors in the January-September period were China-based suppliers, with Xiaomi leading all vendors with a nearly 200% on-year shipment growth. China-based ZTE, which ranked eighth in 2013, has dropped out of the top-10 list.”
Although Samsung, Apple, and LG are now the top three smartphone vendors, Chinese manufacturers have been taking down known phone makers from the list. We won’t be surprised if a Chinese manufacturer snatches the top positions in the near future.
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