[CNET] China beats S. Korea on smartphone global market share

December 9, 2014


Samsung is trying to move away from its heavy reliance on smartphone sales. (Courtesy of Samsung Electronics)

(Courtesy of Samsung Electronics)


Nine representative Chinese handset makers have toppled Samsung and LG’s combined market share for the second quarter of 2014, according to a report released Tuesday by the Federation of Korean Industries, an alliance of South Korean conglomerates.

The FKI said the nine global Chinese smartphone makers, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Coolpad, ZTE, TCL, Vivo, Oppo and Gionee, recorded 31.3 percent of global market share in the second quarter. Samsung and LG together had a 30.1 percent share.