August 14, 2014

The World's Largest PC Maker Now Sells More Smartphones Than PCs

The world's largest PC maker, Lenovo, now sells more smartphones than PCs. In an earnings report issued today, Lenovo revealed the swing to smartphones thanks to sales more than doubling between April and June. Lenovo sold 15.8 million smartphones in the recent quarter, compared to 14.5 million PC sales. Lenovo says its rise in smartphone sales can be attributed to the market shifting from premium handsets to the mainstream, and increasing demand from emerging markets.

Chinese smartphone makers like Lenovo and Huawei have been gradually eating away at Samsung's Galaxy sales thanks to a range of low-cost handsets. That explosive growth looks set to continue as the demand from emerging markets increases, even as Samsung attempts to make...

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