Smartphone sales in China grow 21.9% QoQ, Samsung stays on top

12 February, 2014 | Comments (46) | Post your comment

Digitimes has conducted its own research on the Chinese smartphone market in Q4, concluding that sales have grown 21.9% over the previous quarter. That's quite a leap, but compared to the same quarter of last year the sales are 15.9% lower.

The report shows that Samsung is the number one smartphone maker in China for 2013 followed by the domestic brands Lenovo, Huawei and Coolpad. Apple takes fifth place after disappointing sales performance of the iPhone 5c. The delayed partnership with carrier China Mobile also played its role in Apple's failure to attract customers in China.

Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi, which traditionally has been doing more than well thanks to its affordable, yet capable smartphone offerings has marked a decline in sales. The reason is Huawei and Coolpad launching secondary brands, which exclusively sell smartphones online.

In the first quarter of 2014, smartphones sales in China are expected to reach 100 million units. That's not so surprising keeping in mind the extended holidays in the country due to the Lunar New Year.

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