Apple loses to Samsung in Chinese smartphone market

Thursday 23 August 2012 | 14:34 CET | News
In China, Apple ranked in seventh place among smartphone brands during the first half of this year, according to a study by IHS iSuppli. Apple accounted for 7.5 percent of shipments of smartphones for sale in China. This was only about one-third of the share held by the market leader, Samsung, which claimed 20.8 percent of shipments. The fourth was Huawei, while Nokia ranked fifth and ZTE came in sixth among the world's top smartphone brands. However, Apple also trailed local brands that are largely unknown as smartphone sellers outside of China, including number two Lenovo and number three

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Coolpad / Hisense / HTC / Huawei China / Lenovo / LG / Motorola / Nokia / Samsung / Sony / ZTE Belgium
Countries: China
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