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More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold

by on01 February 2016

Samsung is still number one

Beancounters at IDC have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015.

This is a 10.1 percent increase from 2014. To make matters even better in Q4 2015, shipments totalled 399.5 million units, an increase of 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.

This will be news to Apple which saw its sales flatten. Samsung retained its spot as the number one manufacturer, and Huawei recorded shipments of 106.6 million, netting a year-on-year growth of 44.1 percent. Apple came second but a long way behind Samsung.

In the fourth quarter of 2015, Samsung shipped 85.6 million smartphones, with a 21.4 percent market share and 14 percent year on year growth.

Among Android manufacturers, Huawei came second with 32.4 million shipments and an 8.1 percent market share, a year on year growth of 37 percent.

Lenovo accounted for 202 million shipments, a massive increase of 43.6 percent from Q4 2014. Xiaomi shipped 18.2 million devices.


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