Ahead of its Chinese iPhone 4S launch, Apple's (AAPL) share of China's smartphone market fell to...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of its Chinese iPhone 4S launch, Apple's (AAPL) share of China's smartphone market fell to a mere 7.5% in Q4, down 290 bps Q/Q. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) claimed 24.3% of the market, while Nokia (NOK) saw its Chinese share cut by more than half, to below 20%. Local vendor ZTE (ZTCOY.PK) saw its share surge to 11% on the back of its Android lineup.