China's smartphone market is forecast to reach 422 million units this year, with 278 million units offered by Chinese vendors, according to Digitimes Research. Samsung and Apple are expected to bring their sales to nearly 144 million units, up 4 percent year-on-year. Digitimes Research expects that fewer Chinese brands will remain to compete in the local market as domestic vendors without substantial product differentiation could be eliminated in the short term. Global shipments by Chinese smartphone markers is expected to reach 412 million in 2014, up 30.7 percent from 2013.
Source: Telecom Paper.