China is Now the Leading Market for Smartphones

End-user demand and a desire for lower-priced smartphones will make China PRC the largest market for smartphones this year, overtaking the United States as the global leader in smartphone shipments.

According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), China will account for 26.5 percent of all smartphone shipments in 2012 — that’s compared to 17.8 percent for the United States.

“Looking ahead, the PRC smartphone market will continue to be lifted by the sub-$200 Android segment,” said Wong Teck-Zhung, senior market analyst at IDC Asia-Pacific.

via Digital Lifescapes

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