As of the second quarter of 2015, the number of China's mobile phone subscribers topped 1.3 billion, with the adoption of 3G/4G services reaching 53.4%. Ninety seven million smartphones were shipped in the quarter. When it comes to performance of individual brands in China, Huawei and Xiaomi staged the best performance while Apple continued to enjoy brisk sales. Sales of Samsung and Lenovo however continued to slide further. This report examines the development of the Chinese smartphone market during the second and third quarter of 2015 from the perspective of telecom operators and smartphone branded vendors.