Global smartphone shipments by vendor - additional information
In the first quarter of 2017, Samsung was the leading smartphone vendor in the world based on shipments, with over 79 million units shipped globally. Overall Samsung held a 22.8 percent share of the smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017. 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 52 million smartphone units in the first quarter of 2017. Quarterly sales of the iPhone recently peaked at the end of 2016 (Apple's 1Q17 financial quarter) with sales of over 78 million units.