Shipments of smartphones for sale in China are set to soar by a record 53 percent this year, according to new research from the IHS iSuppli.Domestic smartphone shipments in China will rise to 54.1 million units in 2011, up from 35.3 million units in 2010. Of the projected domestic total for this year, more than 10 million and 15 million smartphone units will come from the giant Chinese makers ZTE and Huawei, respectively.
By the end of 2015, IHS forecasts that Chinese companies will ship 111.6 million smartphones, rising at a compound annual growth rate of 25.9 percent from 2010.
The average selling price for smartphones in China is set to fall below the $300 threshold in 2011 for the first time, declining to $299, down 4.9 percent from $314 in 2010.
The emerging market continues to help China even as it rakes more profits and gains through export which helps to expand its economy and make more people richer to afford this level of smartphone adoption. It dominates African market through ZTE and Huawei and continues to take market share from the Western brand.
In Nigeria, the best estimate of total smartphone usage this year should be in the high mid-million units. That shows the real difference between China and any part of the world. They just have the cash.