LG Snares A Top Slot With Popular G3
The top-three smartphone vendors carved out their market share the third quarter as well as the first three quarters of 2014 despite a fall in demand according to Digitimes Research.
China-based vendors Huawei, Xiaomi Technology and Lenovo all brands that are ramping up their presence in Australia took the fourth fifth and seventh positions, respectively.
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.
Global smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.219 billion units in 2014, growing less than 30% from a year earlier. For 2015, global smartphone shipments will expand 22% on-year to 1.488 billion units, contributed by shipment growth in emerging markets, Digitimes Research estimated.