AllThingsD is reporting that data from Gartner is positioning Apple as the fifth place leader in the Chinese mobile market. There are a few reasons why Samsung is number one and Apple is number five. Apple has been in the country for a shorter time, Apple has far fewer phones on sale, Apple only recently reached a deal with one of China’s largest mobile carriers while it doesn’t have a deal with the largest of the three, and the iPhone is more expensive than most Samsung phones. That’s not to diminish the success of Samsung, just to point out that the two companies are playing different games.

[Source: ATD]