According to a recent report by Gartner, Samsung is way ahead of Apple in the Chinese smartphone market, with Samsung taking a 24.3 percent share of the smartphone market in China.
Apple currently has around a 7.5 share of the Chinese smartphone market, and that is expect to increase this year, although Apple will have a lot of work to do to catch up with Samsung’s share of the market.
“I don’t expect Apple to replace Samsung any time soon,” Gartner analyst Sandy Shen said in an interview. “China Telecom is the nation’s smallest carrier, so the extent to which they can help Apple is quite limited.”
Apple is sitting at number five in China, whilst Samsung is sat at number one in the smartphone market, of course this is a different situation in other countries around the world, where Apple is ahead of Samsung.