Global Smartphone shipments grew 12 percent and hit a record 1.4 billion devices in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung, continues to lead the pack. Sammy shipped 81.3 million units worldwide in the fourth quarter, up 9% ( highest increase in the last two years) from Q4 2014. Apple, isn't doing too hot. They shipped 74.8 million iPhones in Q4, compared to the 74.5 million devices it sent out in 2014. Huawei's two percent growth from 2014 is nothing to write home about. Huawei came in 3rd and Xiaomi in 5th place. Xiaomi shipped over 2 million more phones in 2015 compared to 2014's figures. It seems the only entry in the top five that shipped fewer units in 2015 is Lenovo-Motorola, whose growth rate has declined by 18 percent. Check the chart below for actual shipped units and market share percentage.