Chinese smartphone manufacturers continued to gain a foothold in the global smartphone market in the second quarter of 2014, which saw a single-quarter record of 295.3m shipments, according to IDC.
While this constituted year-on-year growth of 23.1%, fuelled by ongoing demand for mobile computing, IDC said that Chinese vendors managed to outpace the market in Q2, following a strong second quarter.
Of the Chinese vendors, IDC said that the most impressive was
That said, IDC admitted that
"As the death of the feature phone approaches more rapidly than before, it is the Chinese vendors that are ready to usher emerging market consumers into smartphones," said
"The offer of smartphones at a much better value than the top global players but with a stronger build quality and larger scale than local competitors gives these vendors a precarious competitive advantage."
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