China to account for half of APAC smartphone shipment

By 2016, China will account for the majority of smartphone shipments to Asia-Pacific due to the rise in first-time smartphone users over the next year as well as the decline in feature phone manufacturing and usage.According to a Canalys report released Tuesday, the Asia-Pacific annual smartphone shipment will reach 594 million by 2016, remaining the world’s largest region in terms of volume. China will account for almost half of all shipments in the region and nearly a quarter of the world’s smartphones in 2016.To continue reading this ZDNet report, go to:

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