South Korea's Samsung sold 30.06 million smartphones in China in 2012, ranking first in the Chinese smartphone market for the first time.

For the entire year of 2012, Samsung's smartphone sales in China nearly doubled in China and its market share reached 17.7%. In 2011, the company's sales in this marketplace were 10.9 million smartphones, and its market share was 12.4%. This data comes from statistics released by the American market research firm Strategy Analystics.

In contrast, Nokia's market share in the Chinese smartphone market decreased from 29.9% in 2011 to 3.7%, and its rank slipped from first to seventh.

Lenovo ranked second with 13.2% market share, Apple ranked third with 11% market share, Huawei ranked fourth with 9.9% market share, and Coolpad ranked fifth with 9.7% market share.

By operating system, Strategy Analystics predicted in a report published in February 2013 that during the fourth quarter of 2012, the Android operating system held the majority share of 86% of the Chinese smartphone market; followed by iOS with 12% market share.


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