Also, Samsung took seven spots in the list of the top 10 best-selling smartphones, according to the data from market research firm Counterpoint Research.
In the July-September period, Samsung's smartphones posted a combined market share of 71 percent, up 3 percentage points from three months earlier and 4 percentage points from the same period last year.
LG Electronics came in second place with a market share of 17 percent, followed by Apple with 11 percent, down 3 percentage points from a year earlier.
The U.S. smartphone maker had two devices in the 10 best-selling models list while LG had just one. (Yonhap)