Vietnam ’s mobile phone market witnessed a quarterly growth rate of 43 percent in the third quarter of 2011, despite the country’s growing inflation.

A market survey conducted by the International Data Company shows that the sales of smart phones and popular phones increased by 48 percent and 42 percent over the past three months, respectively.

Nokia retained its leading poison in the market, but Samsung emerged as the number-one seller in terms of smart phones.

The military-run mobile phone service operator Viettel posted a surprise growth in the segment of Vietnamese-brand mobile phones thanks to models V6102 and V6202./.