Samsung’s still the smartphone leader

SamsungA market research company said that over 331 million smartphones shipped in the third quarter of this year.

Digitimes Research (DR) said that Samsung accounted for 25.6 percent of the systems, followed by Apple (14.5%), Huawei (7.4%), Lenovo (4.8%), LG (4.5%), Xiaomi (3.8%) followed by a number of other brands.

DR said that the top 15 vendors accounted for 81.4 percent of total shipments with nine Chinese companies in that league.

DR estimates that smartphone shipments in the current quarter will total 396.8 million handsets – meaning that total shipments this year will be 1.326 billion units – a rise of over 10 percent compared to 2014.