Gartner's data showed the total sales (features and smartphones) stood at 460.3 million units during the first quarter of 2015, a 2.5 percent increase from the year-ago period.
    
Korean firm Samsung led by tally with 21.3 percent share, followed by Apple (13.1 percent), Microsoft (7.2 percent), LG (4.3 percent) and Lenovo (4.2 percent).
    
Others in the top 10 include Huawei (4 percent), Xiaomi (3.2 percent), TCL Communication (3.1 percent), ZTE (2.7 percent) and Micromax (1.8 percent).
    
"In light of their strong smartphone sales in the emerging markets, the Indian and Chinese phone manufacturers increased their footprint during the first quarter of 2015. Six of them were in the top 10 in the first quarter of 2015," Gartner Research Director Anshul Gupta said.
    
Global smartphones sales to end-users witnessed 19.3 percent increase to 336 million units during the first quarter of 2015, led by strong growth in emerging markets (excluding China).
    
The fastest growing regions were emerging Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa, Gartner said.