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Close to 400 million smartphones will be sold in China this year: Gartner

Smartphones - China

With China being the biggest smartphone market in the world, its growth is imperative. And according to a new research by Gartner, the country will see sales of about 443.5 million mobile phones in 2014 with over 90% of them being smartphones (mostly running Android or iOS). This is massive as close to 400 million smartphones will be sold in China this year alone, speaking volumes about the demand for modern smartphones in the region.

The likes of Lenovo, Meizu, Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei and other local manufacturers will benefit greatly this year with its offerings, while manufacturers like Samsung will definitely prove to be a dominant force in the region yet again. The chief analyst of Gartner in the region, Lu Jun claims that over 20% of all the mobiles sold will be high end smartphones, so it is quite clear that low cost smartphones will be high in demand this year, much like the preceding years. The research also pointed out the emergence of Alcatel as a smartphone superpower in China, which has already grabbed our attention with high end One Touch branded smartphones.

Source: Tech.qq – Translated

Via: Unwired View