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China to overtake US in smartphone shipments

Friday 31 August 2012 | 02:40 CET | News
Strong end-user demand and an appetite for lower-priced smartphones will make China the largest market for smartphones this year, overtaking the US as the global leader in smartphone shipments, according to IDC. China is expected to account for 26.5 percent of all smartphone shipments in 2012, compared to 17.8 percent for the United States. Looking ahead, China's smartphone market will continue to be lifted by the sub-USD 200 Android segment. Near-term prices in the low-end segment will come down to USD 100 and below as competition for market share intensifies among smartphone vendors.

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