Tag Archive for China

Yotaphone 2

Yotaphone 3 to cost €350 and include E Ink screen

Russian smartphone maker Yota is set to complete its comeback to the mobile market, with a new device that will sell for the equivalent of around €350/£275/$350. The Yotaphone 3 will retain the unique dual screen set-up, which has featured on previous devices from the company.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 - China launch in Beijing

Samsung announces Galaxy S8 for China

After being launched in many markets around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has now been presented in China. The South Korean company held a special event at Beijing’s Great Wall Theater, which was attended by around 1,000 people.

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OPPO R9s becomes best-selling Android smartphone in first quarter

Demonstrating the growing importance of Chinese smartphone companies, the OPPO R9s was the best-selling Android smartphone at the start of 2017. The data is from a report by Strategy Analytics, covering smartphone shipments during the first quarter of the year.

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LeEco abandons plans to purchase VIZIO

Chinese technology company LeEco will not go ahead with its plans to purchase American television maker VIZIO. The $2 billion (€1.89 bn/£1.60 bn) deal has been cancelled, with regulatory difficulties being cited as the reason behind the decision.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 - Chinese edition

Xiaomi launches Mi Pad 3

Xiaomi has launched the latest in its line of Android tablets, releasing details of the new 7.9-inch device. Set to go on sale imminently, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is made from a metal alloy and runs the company’s own iteration of Android, in the form of MIUI 8.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba looks to global game distribution

Alibaba Games has announced that it is to spearhead efforts to create a new mobile gaming ecosystem. The gaming division of the Chinese e-commerce company is to invest ¥1 billion (€134.6 million/£116.8 m/$144.8 m) as part of its plans to establish a new international distribution system for mobile games.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix - black

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 could feature in-display fingerprint sensor

At the time of its launch, the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix appeared to be a somewhat experimental product. But following an enthusiastic industry response, Xiaomi is working on a successor that will offer even more breakthrough technology.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 white (front)

Xiaomi says it was harmed by rapid growth

The chief executive of Chinese technology company Xiaomi has said that his company has been harmed by its fast rate of growth. In a message posted to his WeChat account, Lei Jun outlined a new strategy for Xiaomi, as he looks to the long-term expansion of the company.

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Nokia N1 smartphone

Nokia makes surprise return with new 6 smartphone

Nokia has surprised the tech industry by announcing its return to the smartphone market earlier than expected. Although the company had made no secret of the fact that it planned to launch new handsets in 2017, the new devices were expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

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BlackBerry pulls out of smartphone hardware after TCL licensing deal

BlackBerry is to officially step away from mobile hardware, after concluding a licensing agreement with China’s TCL Communication. The news is not a surprise, as BlackBerry has been struggling to compete against rivals such as Samsung in recent years, and already had an existing relationship with TCL.

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