Foreign brands dominate China handset market

Foreign mobile phone brands as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson took a combined 70.7% share of China's mobile phone market, according to a recent government report cited by a Xinhua News report.


Xinhua News quoted the report from the CCID as saying that as foreign handsets have brand recognition among Chinese consumers, domestic handsets are facing a tough operating environment.


Lenovo lost its claim as the market leader, with a market share of only 1.7% in the first half year, it said.

But China-based ZTE became a new star, with its market share surging to 4.8%, the report said.

ZTE has so far put more than 8 million CDMA mobile phones. The company's market share in China's CDMA mobile phone market has surpassed that of Motorola and LG, the report further said.