According to a data compiled by DigiTimes, around 90.54 million phones were sold in China during the first quarter of this year (January-March). Ths sales of the phone is dominated by smartphones, with 75.28 million units sold, up 32.2 percent over the previous quarter, and has a very impressive increase compared to the first quarter last year, which is up by 141.5 percent.
There is no vendor truly dominates the smartphone market in the China. In Q1 2013, Samsung was the number one with a market share of 17.3 percent, followed by 4 local vendors: Lenovo (13.1%), Coolpad (10.3%), Huawei (10.1 %) and ZTE (6.9%).
Apple is in sixth place with 6.4 percent, while the next are K-Touch, Gionee, HTC and Oppo. Last January, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that in the near future, China will be the largest market for Apple. For that, Apple is trying to cooperate with China Mobile, the biggest mobile operator in China as well as in the world, to participate in selling the iPhone.