In the global smartphone market, there have been a lot of changes that have happened in the past one year. The Chinese smartphone manufacturers have taken the global market under their control occupying eight positions among the top 12 spots.
Well, as per IC Insights that released its 2016 IC Market Drivers Report, most slots were occupied by the Chinese manufacturers. Also, it stated that Micromax, the Indian manufacturer has entered the list of top 12 global smartphone suppliers for the first time.
While Samsung and Apple are the two major suppliers in the international market, Sony, Microsoft and Coolpad that were a part of the top 12 smartphone suppliers in the last year are not in the list this time.
They have been dropped out of the list this time and their first quarter sales in smartphones dropped significantly. Below, you will get to know the top 12 smartphone brands across the globe and their positions.
Samsung is at Top 1
South Korean smartphone giant Samsung sold the most number of smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of the year and is expected to sell 320 million smartphones by the end of the year, a new report said on Wednesday.
According to US-based market research company IC Insights, buoyed by the strong sales growth of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung sold 81.5 million smartphones, followed by Apple with 51.6 million smartphones -- in the first quarter.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 device has also topped the 2016 American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) poll.
According to the annual poll comprising 12,710 people, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablet has a rating of 86 out of 100, 9to5mac.com reported recently.
Apple is at Top 2
iPhone 6 Plus is one notch behind at 85. In last year's satisfaction index, Apple and Samsung were neck-to-neck at 80.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Huawei is At Top 3
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.
OPPO is at Top 4
OPPO Electronics Corp. is a Chinese electronics manufacturer based in Dongguan, Guangdong. Its major product lines include smartphones and other electronic devices.
Xiaomi is At Top 5
Xiaomi is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing. It is the world's 5th largest smartphone maker in 2015 Xiaomi sold 70.8 million units and was countable for almost 5 percent of the smartphone global market share.
Vivo is at Top 6
Vivo Mobile is a Chinese multinational technology company that designs, develops, and manufactures smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services. It was founded in 2009 in Dongguan, Guangdong as a sub-brand of BBK Electronics.
LG is at Top 7
LG Corporation formerly Lucky Goldstar is a South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation. It is the fourth-largest chaebol in South Korea. It is headquartered in the LG Twin Towers building in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. LG makes electronics, smartphones, chemicals, and telecom products and operates subsidiaries such as LG Electronics, Zenith, LG Display, LG Uplus and LG Chem in over 80 countries.
ZTE is at Top 8
ZTE Corporation is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Lenovo is at Top 9
Lenovo, which was at fourth spot last year, dropped to ninth place this year - selling only 10.9 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2016. Their sales for the year are expected to drop 26 per cent from 2015.
Lenovo Group Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions.
TCL/Alcatel is At Top 10
TCL Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells products including television sets, mobile phones, air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators and small electrical appliances. In 2010 it was the world's 25th-largest consumer electronics producer. In 2013, it was third-largest television producer by market share.
Alcatel (or Alcatel ONETOUCH) is a brand of mobile handsets owned by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation. It was established in 2004 as a joint venture between Alcatel-Lucent (45%) and TCL (55%). In 2005 the joint venture was dissolved and TCL acquired Alcatel's 45 percent share. Since then, Alcatel became a wholly owned subsidiary group of TCL.,TCL Mobile Limited (former name: T&A Mobile Phones Limited) is a member of TCL Communication listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 2618) which was established in August 2004 by TCL Communication and Alcatel.
Meizu is At Top 11
Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese consumer electronics company based in Zhuhai, Guangdong. Founded in 2003, Meizu began as a manufacturer of MP3 players and later MP4 players.
Micromax is At Top 12
Micromax is an Indian consumer electronics company headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana. The company was established as an IT software company operating in the embedded devices domain; it later entered the mobile handset business.