According to the Strategic Analytics report (via The Korea Herald), Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during first quarter 2013, holding its position as the top smartphone seller in the country for the fifth straight quarter. The South Korean giant with the units sold now accounts for an 18.5 percent market share in total in China, an up of 2.2 percentage points from the previous quarter.
Second in row is China’s Huawei which has overtook Lenovo for the second position and has sold 8.1 million units while Lenovo sold 7.9 million units during the quarter. Cookpad stands at fourth place with 7 million units sold and ZTE stands at fifth place who sold 6.4 million units, respectively. Interestingly, Apple stood at sixth place by selling 6.1 million units in China.
Another interesting numbers to note that Chinese consumers in total bought 67.4 million smartphones in the first quarter, accounting for total of 32 percent of all shipments worldwide while LG has able to sold 100,000 smartphone or a total of 0.1 percent market share in China, in short the worst performance till now by any mobile company.