Samsung Takes Top Spot in Chinese Smartphone Market

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Samsung Electronics has become the top smartphone maker in China for the first time since it entered the local smartphone market in 2009.

The South Korean firm overtook Nokia to account for a 17.7 percent market share last year, according to local news reports, all of which cited a Strategy Analytics report.

Samsung's market share in 2012 rose by 5.3 percentage points from 2011, and its sales volumes tripled from 10.9 million units to 30.6 million units over the same period.

Nokia fell from first place in 2011 to seventh last year, while Lenovo saw its market share jump from 4 percent to 13.2 percent to reach second place.

Apple remained steady in third place.

On the web: Yonhap News Agency

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