Lenovo passes iPhone in Chinese market
posted by Michael H. / Aug 26, 2012, 9:42 PM
According to new numbers about Q2 smartphone sales in China, Lenovo had a huge quarter. In Q1 of 2012, Lenovo had been down in 7th place in the Chinese market, but Q2 saw the company jump all the way to 2nd place, beating out Apple, but still well behind Samsung. Lenovo had 11% of the Chinese smartphone market, which adds up to around 9.6 million handsets sold.
The total smartphone market in China was a record 87 million handsets in Q2, and while Lenovo's 9.6 was good enough for 2nd place, it was a distant 2nd. Samsung actually accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales in China at a whopping 44 million handsets. Apple actually came in 4th after a drop from 19% of the market in Q1 to just 10% in Q2. China's own ZTE took 3rd place.
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i think it comes down to the fact that chinese buyers will not buy an expensive iphone a) because they do not have the money and b) because there are so many knockoffs and other cheaper options… if apple were to release a cheap cheap iphone then marketshare would be different-- but then it would not be a status symbol, and apple needs to fill that "latest and greatest" niche
posted on Aug 26, 2012, 9:54 PM 1
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Ive seen bootleg iPhones and they are Joke, so I REALLY dont think they are buying the knockoffs over the real deal (were not talking Luis Vutton purses here) The differnce is actually hilarious. Some countries just have other trends. In south america the Blackberry is still king and nobody knows what an HTC is. Lenovo is actually a very reputable company overseas. Its no wonder why IBM bought them. I wish they were more popular in the US
posted on Aug 26, 2012, 10:34 PM 1
Both iPhone and Lenovo are overpriced... But why Chinese prefer Lenovo instead of iPhone?
posted on Aug 26, 2012, 9:57 PM 1
Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012
no actually... lenovo a60/a65 are very cheap at $150.... and there current flagship is a midrange at $200... you dont know this phones coz its not available in US only in china and philippines i guess... i dont know if any other country receive this phones coz its only triband... 900/1800...
posted on Aug 26, 2012, 10:27 PM 3
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china is the pioneer in dual sim phone and lenovo like hwawei and zte all make dual sim phone. chinese prefer this type of phone and also their cheaper.
posted on Aug 26, 2012, 11:03 PM 0
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WOW. that actually makes a LOT of sense. thanks for posting. I remember when I traveled in Colombia I had to swap sim cards on my phone because there are areas/cities where only 1 carrier works, and you go to another city and have to get a SIM for a different carrier. I noticed a lot of people with DUAL SIM phones because of this of course you have to pay twice as much for 2 services but in those countries service is much cheaper, so it works out.
posted on Aug 26, 2012, 11:24 PM 0
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