Samsung is Supreme Among Smartphone Makers in China

Samsung was the supreme force in smartphones last year inside of the world’s largest mobile community.

According to published reports over the weekend, Samsung tripled its Chinese smartphone sales in 2012, dominating its nearest competitors like Apple and Lenovo.

It’s no secret that Android is the biggest mobile OS in China, accounting for an 86 percent share of devices sold in Q4 2012.

Samsung, a leading maker of Android-powered smartphones, has clearly benefited from the little green robot’s popularity in China. The Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday that Samsung sold 30.06 million smartphones in China last year,which is up from 10.90 million units the previous year.

Samsung’s Chinese market share now sits at 17.7 percent.

Chinese tech firm Lenovo emerged as the No. 2 smartphone seller with a market share of 13.2 percent last year, which was up from 4 percent from the previous year. Apple Inc. followed with 11 percent, trailed by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. with 9.9 percent and Chinese manufacturer Coolpad with 9.7 percent, according to the data.

2012 marked the first time Samsung led the entire Chinese smartphone market.