According to the GSM Association (GSMA) Intelligence report titled “Smartphone forecasts and assumptions, 2007-2020”, China is the world largest smartphone market, with more than 629.2 million smartphone connections as at the second quarter of 2014.
China’s smartphone connections are over three-fold those of the United States of America (196.8 million), the second country in the top ten global smartphone markets ranking in the second quarter of 2014. Brazil comes next, with 141.8 million smartphone connections. India (111 million), Indonesia (95 million), Russia (83.9 million) and Japan (66.1 million) take the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively.
Germany (48.5), United Kingdom (45.4) and France (43.5) took eighth, ninth and tenth spots respectively. No African nation is found among the top ten global smartphone market in the second quarter of 2014.