More than 75 million smartphones sold in China during Q1

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.


source: DigiTimes

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10 Comments

1. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

3. taikucing unregistered

what is nokia?

4. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

A brick.

7. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Not broken bricks like the others haha

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

6. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

9. ahmed.safarini

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

smart people!! no one buy LG :)

10. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

and sony too:)

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