ZTE shipped 8 million smartphones during the second quarter of this year, according to a new report from IDC. As a result of a 300% quarter-over-quarter growth, ZTE is now the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world. Let’s take a quick look at the official quarterly shipment data, as provided by each smartphone maker during the last quarter.

According to Samsung’s Q2 results, it shipped 93.5 million phones during the second quarter of this year, including 44.5 million smartphones. Apple shipped 26 million iPhones during the same time period. RIM shipped 7.8 million BlackBerry smartphones during its fiscal Q1 and Nokia shipped 4 million Lumia smartphones during the second quarter, and a total of 10.2 millon smartphones. HTC shipped 8.8 million units during the second quarter, IDC said.

You might note that a few of the figures above aren’t in agreement with the chart below, and that’s because the aforementioned figures are official and the chart below represents either estimates or actual shipment data.

Still, ZTE is indeed the fifth largest seller of smartphones around the globe. Check out the chart below to see the Q2 figures compared to the first quarter of this year (in million of units) as collected by IDC:

Top Five Smartphone Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share, Q2 2012 (Units in Millions) 

Vendor

2Q12 Unit Shipments

2Q12 Market Share

2Q11 Unit Shipments

2Q11 Market Share

Year-over-year Change

Samsung

50.2

32.6%

18.4

17.0%

172.8%

Apple

26.0

16.9%

20.4

18.8%

27.5%

Nokia

10.2

6.6%

16.7

15.4%

-38.9%

HTC

8.8

5.7%

11.6

10.7%

-24.1%

ZTE

8.0

5.2%

2.0

1.8%

300.0%

Others

50.7

32.9%

39.2

36.2%

29.3%

Total

153.9

100.0%

108.3

100.0%

42.1%

[via IDC]