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Samsung now leads the Chinese phone market
We wouldn’t care all that much about China if it wasn’t now the world’s largest phone market, surpassing the United States, but now that it is it’s interesting to see just what are the dynamics of the Chinese market and how similar (if at all) it is to the US. First, we have to mention that in the past China was one of Symbian’s strongholds, Nokia had a couple of deals with local carriers and basically everything seemed locked in for the future.

Turns out, though, a lot has changed in the last year and now Nokia has tumbled catastrophically giving away the lead to... Samsung and Apple, of course. Samsung has now taken over as the biggest phone maker in China, followed by Cupertino, and that’s one thing that makes the Asian country similar to the States.

There are tons of differences, though, and the most prominent one is the strong presence of local players like ZTE and Huawei. The two companies along with Lenovo and local player CoolPad will make up a huge majority of the total phone sales in China. If you add Nokia, you’ll have a clear picture of the market where a total of seven companies hold around 85% of it all.

If Nokia continues sliding on the downward spiral, five of the leading six companies will be offering Android handsets, so that means Google’s platform could end up being the big winner from the transformation currently going on in China.

source: ZDNet

Samsung now leads the Chinese phone market

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posted on 13 Jul 2012, 09:38 10

1. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Keep it up, Samsung!

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 10:17

2. dickwyn (Posts: 596; Member since: 07 May 2012)


other is getting more

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 10:38 4

3. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1616; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ouch Nokia took a big hit

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:40 2

4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Grab your ankles, Apple...LOL!!!

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 19:26 2

11. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Huawei is going to kick Samsung's butt in mainland China -- just you wait and see. Anything Samsung can make, Huawei can copy and make a similar device for less. The same can be said for ZTE.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:52 2

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is expected Samsung just launch their flagship device.. we will talk when the next iphone is released..

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:09 3

6. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Gallito... I would be surprised if these figures are actually calculating in the sales of the GS3 since its only been out for about a month in China. More then likely once those numbers are incorporated Samsung will have a larger lead. Sure Apple will gain some of that back once the new iPhone is launched but its doubtful that it will be enough to overtake Sammy.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:42 4

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


we will see but could be right. But Nokia is the one that is becoming th next RIM...

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 14:22 1

8. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 108; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


No doubt about that. As interesting as I find the whole possibility of WP8 and the way its supposed to integrate everything from phone to tablet to PC, it has a long way to go before it can compete in terms of market share with iOS or Android. Nokia might have made a huge mistake by hitching itself to that wagon.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 15:54 1

10. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Symbian had a future in my mind.. they would have more faith.. and would have gone better than right now..

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 15:04 1

9. ryq24 (Posts: 509; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


wow! no japanese brand! japan's industry is really going down being replaced by koreans, taiwanese and chinese! how times change! next will be their cars. honda has started to fade while hyundai and kia are growing fast.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 19:29 1

12. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Building small consumer electronics devices with few parts is a far cry from building a car with far more parts and complex systems. Btw, Hyundai "owns" Kia.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 09:14

13. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Its Android worldworld.

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