According to a latest report from Canalys, China saw phenomenal growth of 199% year-on-year and 32% over the previous quarter. Talking about smartphones shipment in the country, over 42 million shipped in Q2 2012. China accounted for 27% of the 158 million global smart phone shipments, compared to 16% for the United States.
Samsung maintained its overall leadership position in China with a 17% market share, followed by ZTE, Lenovo, and Huawei, ahead of Apple, making up a third of the market. They achieved growth of 171%, 2,665% and 252% year-on-year respectively.
Chinese vendors shipped 25.6 million units, representing a growth of 518% and 60% of the market. By comparison, international vendors grew by a more modest 67% to 16.7 million units. Apple fell to fifth place in China. While its shipments were up 102% year-on-year, they were down 37% compared to Q1 2012.
Nokia and Motorola both lost significant ground in China, with Nokia’s volumes down 47% on Q2 2011. Android has become a major growth driver in China, running on 81% of the smart phones shipped in China in Q2 2012. Samsung retained its gold medal position in the global smart phone market with a 31% share, followed by Apple and Nokia once again.
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