Samsung is definitely on a roll here, considering how the South Korea consumer electronics giant has managed to break its previous record where the number of Galaxy S4 smartphones sold surpassed the 10 million mark within the shortest period of time yet for the company, and this time around, it seems that they have broken yet another record – that is, having sold a whopping 12.5 million smartphones in China within the first quarter of the year alone, which would amount to over double the number of devices that Apple sold (Cupertino shifted 6.1 million devices in the corresponding period).
This would mean Samsung has managed to maintain its edge on China’s smartphone market for the fifth consecutive quarter in a row, which is definitely no mean feat when you think about it. This bit of data was provided by the folks over at market research firm Strategy Analytics, and the 12.5 million figure would clearly make it higher by 2.2% compared to the previous quarter in 2012, and it comprises of 18.5% of the smartphone market in China. In second place would be China’s very own champion, Huawei, with 8.1 million smartphones sold, while Lenovo lies in third position with 7.9 million,
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