File - People walk past a mobile phone store selling Apple and Samsung products in Wuhan, Hubei province in this April 18, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets.Apple Inc.'s latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected.Even as Apple posted strong China sales, the South Korean tech giant warned this month that quarterly earnings could drop 25 percent due to an inventory buildup of cheaper phones and weaker demand for 3G products in China.Samsung declined to comment for this article.Samsung's high-end smartphones and tablets such as its Galaxy S range, its answer to the iPhone and iPad, accounted for just a quarter of its January-March sales volume in China, while devices priced below 500 yuan ($80.75) made up the vast majority, according to data firm Canalys.Apple said this week its third-quarter revenue was buoyed by unexpectedly strong results in China, where iPhone sales jumped nearly 50 percent in April-June.For Samsung, the widely anticipated 4G rollout has delivered a mixed result.
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