Finish handset maker Nokia who once led the market share in China is having a tough time. The company is struggling with its Nokia Lumia line of smartphones which has affected sales and market share in China in a big way. According to research firm Canalys, domestic vendors Huawei Technologies Lenovo and ZTE have overtaken shipments of Nokia and Apple in this year’s second quarter.
The research firm further revealed there was a 199 percent year-over-year increase, with China’s shipments crossing 42 million in this year’s second quarter. Nokia is said to have just a 6% market share with its year-over-year shipments down by 47 percent.
Furthermore, Nokia has toppled out of the top 5 smartphone vendors in China. At the end of 2012 Q2 Samsung leads the pack in the Chinese smartphone market with a 17% share followed by ZTE with a 12% share. In third and fourth position are Chinese vendors Lenovo and Huawei, each holding around 10% of the market share. Apple who had slowed down on shipments was placed fifth with a market share of 9%.