Samsung is crushing the competition in China according to a leaked report from Strategy Analytics that was cited by The Korea Herald.
The research firm estimates that Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during the first quarter of this year for an 18.5 percent share of the entire smartphone market in China. That’s up 2.2 percentage points from the fourth quarter of 2012. 67.4 million smartphones were sold altogether the report said, which also noted that the figure represented 32 percent of global smartphone shipments.
Samsung’s sales were trailed by Huawei with 8.1 million smartphones sold, Lenovo with 7.9 million smartphones sold, Coolpad (7 million devices) and ZTE (6.4 million devices).
Apple was not represented in the top five, according to the data, though Canalys suggested earlier this month that Apple came in at fifth place with an 8 percent share of the Chinese smartphone market. The leaked report also said Apple is the sixth largest smartphone seller in China with 6.1 million units sold, which is on a par with an earlier report from Analysys International.
LG barely had a showing in China during the quarter and sold just 100,000 units.