Handset shipments up

3 Aug 2005

Handset sales in the Chinese market were up almost 20% year-on-year in the second quarter to 18.94 million units. There was, however, a 4.25% fall from the previous quarter. Shipments of GSM phones reached 17.17 million in the three months to the end of June according to figures from Analysys, while CDMA handset sales stood at 1.77 million units. Nokia is still the leading supplier of GSM models, with a 25.6% share of the market, with Motorola in second place. Samsung, LG and Motorola claim the top three positions in the CDMA handset market. Local manufacturers saw their own share of the sector fall from 34% in the first quarter to 31.4%.

Meanwhile, the Japanese handset manufacturer Panasonic has revealed that it is targeting a double-digit share of the Chinese market by the end of the year. The company is already the number one supplier in its domestic market.