Samsung and Apple to maintain leadership in the global smartphone market, Xiaomi ranked third




In III quarter 2014 the world market was delivered a record number of smartphones. Leading place is occupied by Samsung and Apple, Chinese Xiaomi first entered the top five manufacturers, and immediately took the third place.


Shipments of smartphones in the world market in the III quarter of 2014 reached a new record, reaching 327.6 units. This is 8.7% more compared to 301.3 million in the II quarter of 2014, which resulted in the market for the first time exceeded 300 million units (295.3 million, according to preliminary results).

“Despite the assumption that the slowing market, shipments of smart phones continues to set records,” – said IDC analyst Ryan Reith. He reported that the rate of growth in the developed countries account for less than 10%, whereas in countries with developing economies – at 30%.

According to IDC, in physical terms Xiaomi III quarter ranked third with 17.3 million. Pieces of production and 5.3% of the world market. Xiaomi success in the last quarter due to the concentration in the local Chinese market and neighboring countries. Released in August, the new flagship smartphone Mi4 high demand, the expert explained. In the ranking of the best made only Samsung (23,8%) and Apple (12%).


Demand for smartphones is now moving up mainly low-cost devices in emerging markets, analysts said. Samsung was the only manufacturer in the top five leaders, reduce the amount of smartphone sales YoY (-8.2%), the increase was 16.1% Apple. Special progress showed Xiaomi, increase the supply of 211%.

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