Chinese Smartphone Market Development, 4Q 2013

As of the third quarter of 2013, Chinese mobile phone users totaled around 1.2 billion and user adoption of 3G reached around 31.2%. Sales volume of smartphones in China arrived at 87.4 million units in the same quarter. Samsung and Apple both saw slight decline in market share in China whereas Lenovo outperformed other Chinese brands. This report examines the development of Chinese smartphone market during the third-fourth quarter of 2013 from the perspectives of telecom operators and branded vendors.

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List of Topics

  • Development of the Chinese mobile communication market, touching on accumulated mobile phone and 3G user base of three major Chinese telecom operators
  • Chinese mobile phone market volume, with shipment breakdowns by branded vendor
  • Development of smartphone branded vendors including Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, Huawei, HTC, and Xiaomi, touching on their product strategies targeted for the Chinese market
  • Profiling the product portfolios of major Chinese smartphone branded vendors, as of the fourth quarter of 2013

List of Companies

Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include: Apple, China Netcom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Coolpad, Gionee, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, Meizu, OPPO, Samsung, Tianyu, Vivo, Xiaomi, Xiaomi, ZTE

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Table of Contents

1. Development of the Chinese Mobile Communications Market 
1.1 China Mobile 
1.2 China Telecom 
1.3 China Unicom

2. Development of the Chinese Smartphone Market 
2.1 Samsung 
2.2 Apple 
2.3 Lenovo 
2.4 Huawei 
2.5 HTC 
2.6 Xiaomi

3. Development of Major Chinese Smartphone Vendors

Glossary of Terms

List of Companies

List of Tables

Table 1  New Smartphones Launched by Chinese Leading Branded Vendors in 4Q 2013

List of Figures

Figure 1  Accumulated Subscriber Base of China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, 1Q 2011 - 3Q 2013 
Figure 2  Accumulated 3G Subscriber Base of China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, 1Q 2011 - 3Q 2013 
Figure 3  Chinese Smartphone Market Volume, 1Q 2011 - 3Q 2013 
Figure 4  Chinese Smartphone Market Volume by Branded Vendor, 1Q 2012 – 3Q 2013