ZTE climbed into the global top five of smartphone manufacturers and
maintained its No. 4 ranking for overall handset shipments in the second
quarter of 2012, according to IDC, a leading provider of global ICT
market research and advisory services.
According to IDC’s Worldwide
Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, ZTE shipped eight million
smartphones in the second quarter of 2012 and its worldwide market share
was just 0.5 percentage points behind HTC and 1.4 percentage points
behind Nokia. This is the first time ZTE has ranked in the global top
five smartphone providers.
The IDC data showed that ZTE smartphone shipments increased by 300
percent over the same period in 2011, and achieved a global market share
of 5.2 percent. ZTE smartphone sales growth came principally from
mainland China and major overseas markets such as France, the United
Kingdom and the United States.
“ZTE’s great smartphone performance in 2012 in international markets has
been a major contributor to our consistent expansion, and is a
demonstration of the depth and strength of our R & D,” said ZTE EVP and
Head of the Terminal Division, Mr. He Shiyou.
“We have moved into the middle to high-end smartphone market with the
recent launch of the ZTE Grand X in countries including China, Turkey
and the UK, and we will continue to build our handset capabilities in
the middle and high range sectors, while still delivering great
lower-end smartphones like the ZTE Kis.”
In the second half of 2012 ZTE will launch the ultra-thin quad-core
Grand Era smartphone with high-end performance and design that will give
consumers the ultimate mobile Internet experience.
"Smartphones are making up a higher and higher percentage of our mobile
devices," said Mr. He Shiyou. “Entering the smartphone manufacturers top
five is an important milestone towards our target of becoming one of the
top three mobile phone manufacturers in 2015.”
ZTE smartphone shipments for the full year of 2011 were more than 15
million, an increase of 400% over 2010, making ZTE the fastest growing
smartphone maker after Apple.
Source: IDC Press Release, "Strong Demand for Smartphones in
Second Quarter Continues to Drive the Worldwide Mobile Phone Market,
According to IDC," 26 July 2012. Available: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23624612
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering
virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access &
bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers
innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in
more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of
their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE’s revenue increased
by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew
30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2
per cent of overall operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its
annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in
several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications
industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility
and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only
listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong
Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share
stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.