Yonhap reports that South-Korean giant Samsung has boosted its share of the Chinese smartphone market in the first quarter, retaining the top-vendor status. Samsung claimed an estimated 28 percent of the Chinese smartphone market in the January-March period, up from 24 percent three months earlier.
Samsung’s sales volume in the Chinese smartphone market, the world’s biggest, grew to 9 million units last quarter from 6.7 million units in the October-December period. Apple’s market share probably surged from 8 percent to 19 percent over the cited period as mobile carriers China Unicom and China Telecom rolled out the iPhone in the first quarter of 2012.
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