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Lenovo to beat Samsung to become China's most popular smartphone brand in 2013

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Lenovo to beat Samsung to become China's most popular smartphone brand in 2013
Lenovo might not be the first name to pop into your mind when you think about smartphones, but you’d better think again. The Chinese company last quarter rushed into the list of top phone brands in the world’s most populous country, second only to Samsung, and soon this might change too.

Lenovo is pushing things forward and in 2013 it is expected to become China’s most popular brand, according to researchers from Gartner. In Q3 2012, Lenovo held 14.8% of the Chinese smartphone market, following Samsung’s 16.7% lead. Apple in comparison had a mere 6.9% share in the third quarter of this year.

And Lenovo is singled out to be the only Chinese brand with enough recognition to fight against global companies like Samsung.

"The brand is positioned at the mid-to-lower end which will drive much of its future growth, and this is where global brands are less competitive," Gartner said. Lenovo is indeed selling affordable devices and is a well known brand in China, where Android dominates the smartphone market with an over 90% share.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 22 Nov 2012, 03:15 5

1. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


Of course, and the reason why most chinese refuse huawei and zte is because they are government linked. In order to save their money as a taxpayer, they will rather support the independent company like Lenovo

BTW, That picture, such a nice looking phone LOL, I want it

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:26

7. ryq24 (Posts: 500; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


all large chinese companies are partly owned by the government. if not partly owned, they have debt to banks which are state owned so they still have to follow what the government say.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:16 1

11. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


i still believe in Samsung, U GO SAMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 03:34 2

2. Mr_Hyde (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Go for it, Lenovo! Let the games begin!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 03:50

3. redmd (Posts: 893; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


just use stock android. your skins don't look attractive. IMO

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 04:03 1

4. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Let's hope so. Like this we the user will benefit the most. More choices. And yes I will buy any brand as long as it compete and well made. I still think my next phone after my galaxy note 2 will be samsung galaxy note 3. I doubt they can catch up with sammy when it comes to phablet.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:02

5. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


They could easily dominate the mid range category in Asia. Thier mid range phones are rather impressivly speced given their pricing is as almost as cheap as many low end big name OEM phones. Best example is the Lenovo P700i which only sells at a mere $267 if converted to current exchange rate.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:24

6. StreetNerd (Posts: 706; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


zero lenovo phones here =)

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:35

8. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


What is the name of that flip phone? So sexy please bring it to indonesia. I'm so tired of today's phone with the same concept.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:16

9. xfire99 (Posts: 511; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


They wish, but they wont and never will be.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:43 3

10. Commentator (Posts: 2418; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Isn't that more or less exactly RIM's response to Apple circa 2007? Simplistic, childish, fanboyish denial worked out great for them, didn't it?

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 17:52 1

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


they're phone is actually good! i think better than what ZTE and Huawei can offer! but they are still using samsung's chips... they use exynos chips on their flagship (same with s3) but so much cheaper..so i think samsung is still not defeated....coz most of the phones uses samsung's technology!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 02:36 1

13. Frapple (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Most Chinese products are cheap and they could deliver the functionalities pretty well. But there is always questions about quality, when it is unbranded. You could easily spot the flaws when you own one.

Another note, do you want to buy phones from companies that support child labours and poor working conditions and low wages? When you are holding such products you are encouraging their misdeeds to continue the exploitation.

Or do you buy from companies who are socially responsible throughout the entire production process, delivering not only designs, quality, but environmentally friendly products?

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