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June 9, 2012

China Leads Global Smartphone Shipments with 22%,surpasses US with 16%

According to  Canalys  Mobile Shipments report estimates by country for Q1 2012. shows that shipments in China doubled and overtook those in the US for the first time. In Q1, China represented 22% of global smart phone shipments, while the US accounted for 16%. A year earlier these figures were the other way around. Of the top 10 countries for smart phones, half are now in the Asia Pacific region.

Mobile subscribers in China by operator April 2012
3G users
China Mobile
672.4 million
61.9 million
China Unicom
212.7 million
51.8 million
China Telecom
138.5 million
45.6 million
1,023.7 million
159.3 million

30 percent of the world’s mobile users live in India and China. As of March 2012, there are now more than a billion subscribers in China, with India not far behind. Both dwarf the number of subscribers in third place USA.
• China: 1,023.7 million subscribers – 76 percent of population – in April 2012 (see table below for operator breakdown), 159.3 million of these are 3G users.
• India: 919.2 million subscribers in March 2012 (TRAI, May 2012) – 75 percent of population. 65 percent of mobile subscribers are urban dwellers.
• USA: 331.6 million subscribers (105.8 percent of population) in November 2011 (CTIA).