London: Finland-based mobile maker Nokia has dropped out of the top five global smartphone vendors, according to a report.
Nokia''s place in the top five was taken by Research In Motion, the Canadian firm that makes BlackBerry smartphones.
According to IDC''s quarterly tracking survey, Samsung extended its lead as the world''s top smartphone vendor in the third quarter of 2012, followed by Apple, the Telegraph reports.
According to the paper, Nokia, once the top smartphone vendor in the world, fell out of the top five for the first time since IDC began tracking the market in 2004.
Making up the top five was Chinese firm ZTE, which is fourth in the IDC list with a 4.2 per cent share of the market.