The latest figures compiled by Canalys found that China accounts for more than 27 per cent of the global smartphone shipments in Q2.

It saw phenomenal growth of 199 per cent year-on-year and 32 per cent when compared with the previous three-month period.

In total, more than 42 million mobile phones were shipped into the channel in China in Q2 of 2012, which represents the second consecutive quarter of record breaking volumes in the nation.

China is currently the largest smartphone market in the world and the figures show that Android is the most popular platform.

Research director for China at Canalys Nicole Peng said consumer knowledge in the country has been one of the keys in helping them surpass international peers in the mobile phone market.

“But the tier-two vendors – the likes of Oppo, K-Touch and Gionee – have also stamped their mark, boosting smartphone shipments into tier-three and tier-four cities, predominantly through the open channels,” she continued.

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