Yonhap, a Koran based news agency, is reporting that Samsung has become the number vendor of smartphone in the Chinese market in 2012. The achievement was due to tripling their sales of 2011 in the world’s largest smartphone market.
Data by market researcher Strategy Analytics shows that Samsung Electronics sold 30.06 million smartphones in China last year, up from 10.90 million units in 2011, In the process, Samsung has gained 17.7 percent smartphone market in China.
From the report:
[quote] Last year’s market share represents a 5.3 percentage point increase from the previous year. It also marks the first time that Samsung Electronics has become the top smartphone seller in the Chinese market since it started selling the device in 2009.
According to the data, Nokia Corp. saw its market share tumble in China last year, while Chinese smartphone makers made strides.
The market share of Nokia, which held the top spot last year, nose-dived to 3.7 percent in 2012 from 29.9 percent a year earlier, ranking as the seventh-largest seller.
Chinese tech firm Lenovo emerged as the No. 2 smartphone seller with a market share of 13.2 percent last year, which was up from 4 percent from the previous year.
Apple Inc. followed with 11 percent, trailed by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. with 9.9 percent and Chinese manufacturer Coolpad with 9.7 percent, according to the data.[/quote]