NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Lenovo Group (LNVGY) is looking to become a major player in smartphones, and not just in China but also overseas, as it challenges Samsung (SSNLF) and Apple (AAPL - Get Report), the Wall Street Journal reports.
Already the world's largest PC maker by shipments, Lenovo has made big progress in smartphones, the Journal said.
In the second quarter, it not only became the number one smartphone maker in China, overtaking Samsung, but it was the number four vendor by shipments world-wide, according to research firm IDC.
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