Transsion, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, which dominates the African market, is planning to go public on Shanghai’s technology innovation board.
China’s leading smartphone brands are all trying to improve their market competitiveness and expand market share through setting up new sub-brands.
Looks like OnePlus fans will be getting a treat sooner than expected as OnePlus has announced in a press release that it will be showcasing its first 5G prototype smartphone at MWC 2019 (Mobile World Congress).
Most smartphone giants have already settled on a yearly upgrade cycle, and industry spectators have a good estimation of the innovative smartphones that will be coming out in 2019.
ZTE Corporation announces that it has completed the world’s first 5G phone call, with the joint effort from telecom operator China Unicom’s Guangdong branch, based on the latest 3GPP protocol in Shenzhen, China.
Xiaomi announced on Jan. 3 that Redmi will become a sub-brand of the company via an image on its official website.
China’s tech giant Huawei announced at a press conference on Dec. 18 that it has landed more than 25 contracts for 5G, which puts itself in a leading position in the global 5G commercial contracts.
Huawei launched the new flagship of the Nova series, the Huawei Nova 4, on Dec. 17, featuring the “pole” bezel-less design. Jackson Yee, the famous Chinese pop star and the brand’s spokesperson also came to the event.
Chinese smartphone makers are making headway in global expansion as Transsion and Huawei are ranked as top three smartphone brands in Africa, according to the latest figures announced on Nov. 27 by International Data Corporation (IDC).
It seems that China is making great strides in the 5G research, as OPPO joins the fray for establishing a stable 5G connection to face up to rivals OnePlus and Xiaomi.
Huawei was banned from supplying 5G technology in New Zealand due to national security concerns, joining a number of developed countries in their hesitation to collaborate with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker.
On Nov. 22, Xiaomi president Lin Bin posted an image of the upcoming Mi MIX 3 on a Chinese social media platform, writing “This is probably the first Weibo post sent through a 5G network”.
Xiaomi released its Q3 Earnings Report on Nov. 19, demonstrating a strong and steady growth despite a downward trend in global smartphone sales.
For the first time in ten years, Lenovo Holdings’ mobile business has achieved profit, mainly because its mobile business has withdrawn from 70 to 80 markets overseas.
Leaders from different industries have gathered at the first China International Import Expo, which opened in Shanghai on Nov. 5, to share their insights on trade, business, and economics.