Samsung and Lenovo are leading smartphone vendors in China, Apple ranks 6th
Since Samsung is the incontestable leader of the global smarpthone market (32.7% of all shipments in Q1 2013), it’s no surprise that the South Korean company is also the largest smartphone vendor in China. However, its market share isn’t as high as worldwide there.
Huawei (10.1%) and ZTE (6.9%) ranked fourth and fifth, while Apple managed to grab 6.4% of the Chinese market share for the sixth place.
Two rather obscure brands (at least internationally) follow: K-Touch (4.1%) and GiONEE (3.8%). HTC is on the ninth place, with 3.1%, while Oppo closes the top 10 with 2.9%.
Overall, 75.28 million smartphones have been sold in China in the first quarter of the year. Needless to say, if we don’t consider Apple, most of the smartphones sold to Chinese customers are Android-based.
As you can see, Nokia isn’t in top 10. However, I’m not sure if the data compiled Analysys International includes the Finnish company’s Asha handsets – while some still call them featurephones, they can do all the things that budget smartphones can.
LG and Sony – two of the smartphone makers that are well-regarded internationally – also don’t seem to matter much in China.