About This Statistic
This statistic shows global smartphone shipments from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the most recent quarter, by vendor. In the fourth quarter of 2010, RIM shipped 14.6 million smartphones. In 2011, smartphone shipments totaled 491.1 million units worldwide. In the fourth quarter of 2009, Nokia had a worldwide market share of 38.6 percent and was the leading smartphone manufacturer worldwide.
Global smartphone shipments by vendor - additional information
In the first quarter of 2015, Samsung was the leading smartphone vendor in the world based on shipments, with over 82 million units shipped globally. Overall Samsung held a 24.5 percent share of the smartphone market in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of around six percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. The company’s influence in the market peaked in the third quarter of 2013 when it was responsible for 32.5 percent of all smartphone shipments, shipping a total of 85 million units.
Apple was the second largest vendor of smartphones according to latest figures as it shipped around 60 million smartphone units in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 20 million units from the same quarter in the previous year. Quarterly sales of the iPhone peaked at the end of 2014 (Apple's 1Q15 financial quarter) with sales of over 74 million units.
Lenovo’s influence in the smartphone vendor market has increased significantly from 7.9 million shipments at the beginning of 2013 to almost 19 million by the first quarter of 2015. This meant that, as of the first quarter of 2015, the Beijing-based company held a 5.6 percent share of the smartphone vendor market.