Entry-level smartphones driving growth in China

Wednesday 20 June 2012 | 03:56 CET | News
China will account for more than a third of the global increase in smartphone shipment volumes in 2012. The country is already the largest smartphone market in the world. Analyst firm Canalys points to entry-level devices driving this growth and expects sub-USD 200 models to represent more than 40 percent of the market by 2015, up from just over 25 percent this year. Local brands are playing an increasingly important role, particularly at the lower price points. The recent entry into the smartphone market of leading internet companies, such as Alibaba and Baidu, is also expected to increase

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Baidu / HTC / Samsung
Countries: China
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