ZTE becomes the worlds fifth largest smartphone OEM


According to IDC, a company specialized in research that published today an article presenting “Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker,” in which shows that the Chinese vendor, ZTE has overthrown RIM (Research in Motion) from its fifth position in the worlds largest smartphone makers, all thanks to the 8 million units sold in Q2.

ZTE EVP and head of its Terminal Division, He Shiyou said: “ZTE’s great smartphone performance in 2012 in international markets has been a major contributor to our consistent expansion, and is a demonstration of the depth and strength of our R & D.”

“We have moved into the middle to high-end smartphone market with the recent launch of the ZTE Grand X in countries including China, Turkey and the UK, and we will continue to build our handset capabilities in the middle and high range sectors, while still delivering great lower-end smartphones like the ZTE Kis,” he also added.

ZTE could become one of the top four players in 2013 if their growth continues on the same path, now  more than ever since the company announced that it will expand its horizon bringing Microsoft Windows Phone smartphones next year too, besides Android handsets.