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More than 75 million smartphones sold in China during Q1

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More than 75 million smartphones sold in China during Q1
According to stats compiled in the first quarter from DigiTimes, 90.54 million mobile phones were sold in China during the first quarter of 2013. Sequentially, that was a gain of 23.5%. Year-over-year the gain was 34%. 75.28 million of those purchased units were smartphones. Smartphone sales rose 32.2% from the fourth quarter and year-over-year the gain was an astounding 141.5%.

Samsung had the largest market share in China among smartphone manufacturers during the first quarter, with a 17.3% slice of the pie. That was followed by four domestic firms. Lenovo was second with a 13.1% marketshare followed by Coolpad (10.3%), Huawei (10.1%) and ZTE (6.9%). Apple took sixth with a 6.4% share.

It seems like it was years ago, but it was only this past January when Apple CEO Tim Cook said that in the near future, China will become Apple's top market. For that to happen, Apple will eventually have to work out a deal with the world's largest carrier, China Mobile, to carry the Apple iPhone.

Samsung is the largest smartphone vendor in China

Samsung is the largest smartphone vendor in China


source: DigiTimes

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posted on 22 May 2013, 02:18 9

1. Silencerzzz (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Where is Nokia?? Lol smart Chinese don't use Nokia.

posted on 22 May 2013, 02:44 1

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 938; Member since: 07 May 2012)


werent they sold out of nokia on the 920 release??

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:12 4

3. taikucing (unregistered)


what is nokia?

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:18 6

4. Silencerzzz (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


A brick.

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:43 3

7. jsdechavez (Posts: 700; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Not broken bricks like the others haha

posted on 22 May 2013, 05:09 1

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


It's people like you who shouldn't be allowed to function in society....

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:32 1

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1329; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Since there are a lot more cheaper china phones,they choose that instead of buying products that are expensive. But with the introduction of more low and mid range devices by nokia,I hope that they'll get the chance to be one of the main smartphone vendors in china soon

posted on 22 May 2013, 03:42

6. jsdechavez (Posts: 700; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Oh boy. Nokia isn't even on the list.

posted on 22 May 2013, 06:09 4

9. ahmed.safarini (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


smart people!! no one buy LG :)

posted on 22 May 2013, 06:37 1

10. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


and sony too:)

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