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first time in ten years, Lenovo Holdings’ mobile business has achieved profit, mainly because its mobile business has withdrawn from 70 to 80 markets overseas.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.
A foldable-screen smartphone has been talked about for quite some time now. According to digitaltrends, South Korean manufacturer Samsung has been working on foldable displays for years and Galaxy X has been involved in discussions.
On Friday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus celebrated the success of making the world’s first 5G tweet, according to a Twitter post by Pete Lau, the company’s founder and CEO.
On Oct. 22, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei and Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon engaged in a high-level discussion about the usage of 5G technology in smartphones at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit held at Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong.