Nokia and Motorola both saw a notable rise in their market shares -- their combined share rose almost 10% and this is due to the two companies focus in the low-end mobile phone market in the first half of 2007. Lenovo, in fourth place, is the leading homegrown brand with a 5.7% share, slightly ahead of Sony Ericsson's 4.9% share.
Nokia and Motorola accounted for 57% of the market of mobile phones priced between RMB 500-700. Their share of the market of mobile phones priced under RMB 500 reached as high as 70%.
More than 71 million mobile phone sets were sold in China in the first half of 2007, a 25% rise on the year-earlier first half. Revenues rose just 5.5% year-on-year to RMB 85 billion in the first half of 2007.