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Sony Mobile, Motorola and LG ready to battle it out in China?

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Sony Mobile, Motorola and LG ready to battle it out in China?
On Sunday and Monday, we passed along some information about the state of the Chinese smartphone market. Samsung is on top followed by four domestic firms and then Apple. Only two foreign firms are among the top ten smartphone manufacturers in China, Samsung and Apple. According to the always insightful Taiwan based supply chain makers, three more foreign firms are battling to grab a decent share of the Chinese smartphone market. Sony Mobile, Motorola and LG are in stiff competition. Amazingly, as we reported earlier Tuesday, LG sold only 100,000 units in the country during the first quarter for an anemic .1% share of the Chinese market.

LG can only do better in the country, and plans on offering its flagship models to Chinese consumers. Once it has improved its market share, LG will add mid-range and low-end smartphone models to its lineup in China. Meanwhile, Sony has put up an R&D center in China and hopes to improve its marketing of smartphones. Instead of launching low-end models like most OEMs do in the country, Sony is looking to release only high-end models. And after laying off 1800 employees in China, Motorola has not launched any new models in the country for some time. Google could be planning on pulling Motorola out of the country.

Either the three will together expand sales of smartphones in China, or they will capture sales that currently belong to some of the leading manufacturers.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 28 May 2013, 02:04 3

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


just a matter of time when nokia wins in china

posted on 28 May 2013, 02:32 8

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


In year 3013 and only can buy from fish market.

posted on 28 May 2013, 02:49 5

4. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


i wonder if nokia can survive till 3013 lol

posted on 28 May 2013, 03:03 4

5. istitch (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


yes if u rearrange it, 3310

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:31

7. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


too much butt hurt boys nowadays

posted on 28 May 2013, 03:41 4

6. taikucing (unregistered)


Chinese people dislike you

posted on 28 May 2013, 02:06

2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh yeah! Now this is what I call the REAL battle! Good luck Sony, Motorola and LG!

The battle begins in 3...2...1...(HONK!!!)

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:31

8. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


whoops! these dislikes

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:32

9. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Lenovo is the real challenger!

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