Little known carrier in the US hailing out China, ZTE is now the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. With news that ZTE shipped 8 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2012, it is now the fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer in terms of units shipped, according to ZTE that is.
In fact, ZTE says their worldwide marketshare is now 0.5 percent behind HTC and 1.4 percent behind Nokia, which would put it squarely at 5.2 percent overall.
ZTE may be a big unknown here in the western hemisphere, but over in China, they are a big deal and that’s where sales are strong.
Would you consider buying a ZTE phone? Do you even know that ZTE exists?