China's Huawei boasts it sold 20M smartphones in 2011, up 5x from 2010. This figure speaks to...

|By:, SA News Editor

China's Huawei boasts it sold 20M smartphones in 2011, up 5x from 2010. This figure speaks to the threat posed by Huawei and ZTE (ZTCOY.PK) in the low-end smartphone space, courtesy of cheap Android phones (I, II). Between Apple and Samsung's control of the high-end, and Huawei and ZTE's growing presence on the low-end, the likes of Nokia, HTC, and Motorola Mobility could find themselves in a tough spot.