Gartner: Lenovo will overtake Samsung in China next year

22 November, 2012 | Comments (47) | Post your comment

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Samsung managed to snag the top smartphone maker spot in China, but Gartner is predicting it will soon lose it to Lenovo. As of Q3, Samsung held 16.7% of the market while Lenovo was close behind with 14.8% (Canalys reports slightly different numbers – 14% for Samsung and 13% for Lenovo).

Lenovo’s growth hasn’t been slow – during the same period last year they held only 1.7% of the market. “The brand is positioned at the mid-to-lower end which will drive much of its future growth, and this is where global brands are less competitive,” says Gartner.

The analyst company believes that the established PC maker is the only brand that can capable of competing with global brands in the local Chinese market (though according to Canalys, the other three companies in the Top 5 smartphone maker list are Chinese). Apple had a 6.9% share in Q3.

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Gartner: Lenovo will overtake Samsung in China next year - reader comments

  • bonjo

P770.......I wl buy this phone. Whn it's slled in indonesia?

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  • 2012-11-30 01:36
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  • Anonymous

Lenovo was supposed to be the most affordable quality smartphone in philippines, but unfortunately there are other local brands here who rebrands other international phones and the price is just too cheap.. ex. Dualcore selling at $90 dollars 4k in...

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  • 2012-11-23 15:31
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  • quanshishe

Yuan Fang, what do you think?

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  • 2012-11-23 11:55
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