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Samsung sets smartphone sales record in China for Q1

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Samsung sets smartphone sales record in China for Q1
Samsung set a new record in China after selling 12.5 million smartphones in the first quarter. The Korean manufacturer outsold all other smartphone manufacturers in the country for the fifth consecutive quarter. During the January through March period, Sammy accounted for 18.5% of all smartphone sales in China which was a gain of 2.2 percentage points sequentially. The latest data comes from Strategy Analytics. According to Sino Market Research, Samsung continued to gain share in April with 18.8% of the smartphone market in the country.

Samsung's quarterly performance doubled that of rival Apple. With 6.1 million iPhone sales during Q1, Apple had 6.1% of the Chinese smartphone market which placed it sixth in China. Behind Samsung for Q1 was Huawei with 8.1 million units sold and Lenovo with 7.9 million smartphones purchased. Coolpad and ZTE finished fourth and fifth with 7 million and 6.4 million smartphones sold respectively. LG had its worst ever quarter in China, selling just 100,000 smartphones for a .1 market share. This is an anomaly as the Korean manufacturer is the world's third largest smartphone producer.

Overall, 67.4 million smartphones were sold in China during the first quarter, which made up 32% of all such handsets sold worldwide over the first three months of the year. China remains the world's largest smartphone market. Samsung and Apple are the only two foreign firms that made the top ten list of smartphone vendors in the country for the period.

source: KoreanHerald

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posted on 27 May 2013, 21:56 5

1. Kurai (unregistered)


soon the world will be infested with cheap plastic!

posted on 27 May 2013, 22:11 11

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yes and we love it! You're gonna have to face facts, their devices are popular for a reason. If other OEMs added similar features maybe they would get these kinds of sales too. But till then Samsung is king.

posted on 27 May 2013, 22:38 5

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


But one of the fact is that Samsung is not going to be the king forever.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:43 4

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


That may be true, no one knows what the future holds. But no one else is putting out such a compelling product. HTC and LG are very close, Nokia has great hardware but the OS isn't very appealing, and the rest are in limbo. The only one that can dethrone Samsung right now is Samsung themselves. The S4 and Note 3 will get passes for now, but the next models will have to bring something new.

posted on 28 May 2013, 00:06 1

8. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


lg and htc are close? close to sucken you mean.

native chinese companies have a better chance than the companies you listed

posted on 28 May 2013, 02:18 1

11. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Idk, I really like the HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro, but they aren't there just yet. HTC screwed things up just a bit with the two button configuration, and how does LG copy everything about the Note 2 except the S Pen? Other then that, those phones are both BEASTS!

But I agree with what you said about the China oems, it's just that they're never available here in the US.

posted on 28 May 2013, 10:17

13. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I would ask samsung to stay out of china.
because they will lead to self destruction.

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:47 1

14. donfem (Posts: 515; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Nothing is king forever. Hating doesn't make Samsung any less king right now though.

posted on 27 May 2013, 22:31 1

4. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


You forgot cheap soda cans too, think Coca-Cola!

posted on 27 May 2013, 22:04 4

2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


where is htc

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:33 7

6. tiburonpineda (Posts: 39; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Samsung rocks!!

posted on 28 May 2013, 10:15

12. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Samsung sucks!!

posted on 28 May 2013, 00:54 5

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2565; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have used many brands of phone including my former favorite Nokia. Samsung win me over with products that meet my needs and after sales services that meet me expectations.

Unless they drop the ball otherwise I will keep buying Samsung.

posted on 28 May 2013, 01:00

10. hung2900 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


When I saw the photo of the article, I thought about Vietnamese flag, not Chinese flag

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