123.4 million smartphones were sold in the first quarter of 2013 in countries that make up the BRIC group (Brazil, Russia , India and China), according to a report by consultancy Canalys.
Released on Monday (12), the document shows that the global smart phone sales reached 259 million, of which 44% correspond to the volume of emerging countries.
The quarter marked the first time that all the BRICs were included in the list of the ten largest smartphone markets. Between January and March, Russia was ranked tenth, the Brazil eighth, India and China third in the first.
No wonder the Chinese are half of the top ten mobile phone manufacturers. Huawei is the third, Lenovo is the second, Xiaomi is the sixth, eighth and Yolong is ZTE , the ninth. It is the country that the trend of large screen smartphones gaining strength.
Sales of smartphones with larger 5-inch screens grew 369% in the first quarter compared to the same period of 2013. Consequently, 34% of smartphones already have this setting. In China , the percentage is higher, 39%.
According to Canalys, the segment of large screens on mobile phones still led by Samsung , which launched fashion with the Galaxy line of smartphones. Still, Lenovo, Huawei , LG and Sony have appliances on that line, says the consultancy. This wave led Apple to increase the screen of the iPhone 5 and the market speculates that the next phone should be even higher.