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iPhone 15 series shatters sales records in China
4:00 pm | September 23, 2023

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Despite the homegrown competition in China, Apple's new iPhone 15 series managed to outpace the iPhone 14 family from last year. According to one of the country's biggest online retailers,, which has partnered with more than 4,000 Apple resellers, the first two hours of the launch saw a 253% uptick compared to last year. This signals a huge interest in the new iPhones and to everyone's surprise, orders from customers in lower-tier cities jumped six times. Despite the higher price tag, iPhone adoption seems to be spreading outside of major Chinese cities. According to market...

Honor V Purse launches in China: a thin and light outward foldable with a unique style
5:30 pm | September 19, 2023

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Honor initially unveiled the Honor V Purse as a prototype device, which suggested it would never be available to consumers – that has now changed. The uniquely styled outward foldable is now available through a limited pre-sale in China. Honor V Purse Here’s the best part about it – in its folded state it measures 156.5 x 74.7 x 8.6mm and weighs 214g. A Galaxy S23 Ultra measures 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 234g, an iPhone 15 Pro Max is 159.9 x 76.7 x 8.3mm and 221g. This is a horizontal foldable that’s smaller than some bar phones. Again, this is an outward...

Honor to introduce V Purse in China on September 19
10:17 am | September 11, 2023

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Honor introduced the V Purse concept in Berlin during IFA two weeks ago. There were questions if outward-folding smartphone that can be worn as a purse will ever make it to store shelves but now we have the answer. Yang Yang, a popular Chinese actor, is seen holding the phone and confirming its announcement date. He invited the audience to witness a fashion show on September 19 in Shanghai, where the V Purse will be introduced in front of Honor's home crowd. The invitation and all related social media posts talk about a show or a presentation – there is no word on any of its...

Report: China bans iPhone use by government officials
12:04 pm | September 7, 2023

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A recent report by the Wall Street Journal claims that Chinese government officials are now banned from using iPhones and devices from foreign brands at work over potential security risks. The ban is essentially part of a larger plan for the Chinese government to cut its reliance on foreign technology and keep sensitive data from possibly leaking. As per the report, Chinese government officials are instructed to not use their iPhones for work-related tasks and are also banned from bringing them to the workplace. A follow-up report from Bloomberg News suggests that the ban will likely...

The Huawei Mate 60 Pro will not be available outside of China
10:42 pm | August 30, 2023

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Yesterday, Huawei unveiled its latest flagship, the Mate 60 Pro. The phone is available for pre-order in China through Vmall at CNY 7,000 for the 12/512GB model. For those wondering whether the phone will be available outside of China, the answer is “no”. This was confirmed by Huawei itself in a statement to Android Authority. So, even if you were willing to explore options outside of Google’s Android, this isn’t one of them. The Pro was revealed yesterday, today brings the vanilla Huawei Mate 60. Will this one be available globally? We don’t have a definitive answer right now, but...

Samsung One UI 6 Beta is coming to China, India, Poland and the UK
2:41 pm | August 14, 2023

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Samsung launched its One UI 6 beta program last week for the Galaxy S23 series devices in the US, South Korea and Germany but we now get confirmation that the beta is expanding to four more countries. Galaxy S23 users in China, India, Poland and the UK will soon be able to join the One UI 6 beta program as confirmed by the Samsung Developers portal. Registrations for the One UI 6 beta are available via the Samsung Members app Samsung has not confirmed when it plans to release the One UI 6 beta in the aforementioned markets but expectations are it will happen later this week. Users...

Canalys: Oppo leads booming foldable market in China during Q1
10:21 pm | August 3, 2023

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Oppo’s foldable shipments appear to be doing more than well in its home market of China as a new Canalys report confirms Oppo was the foldable market leader for the Q1 period. Oppo held a 31% market share in the Chinese foldable smartphone segment for the January-March 2023 period. The jump in market share is remarkable as Oppo controlled just 12% of the foldable market in China a year ago. Oppo controlled 31% of all foldable shipments in China during Q1 2023 The Find N2 Flip was the key seller managing an impressive 15% share of the China market on its own in Q1 2023. The flip...

Honor shares Magic V2 design story as sales open in China
2:44 am | July 31, 2023

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Honor's Magic V2 foldable has just launched in China and the company shared the rather interesting design story behind the device. The centerpiece element of the design process is portability and it shows. The handset is considerably thinner and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (10.1 mm vs. 13.4 mm when unfolded and 231 g vs. 253 g). Honor argues that according to their market research, consumers have portability at top of their priority list. Let's start with the innovative hinge design. It uses titanium elements, which boast higher rigidity, lower weight and anti-corrosion...

AMD announces Radeon RX 7900 GRE in China
10:34 am | July 29, 2023

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AMD today announced the Radeon RX 7900 GRE desktop graphics. Although announced first in China, it seems the card will also be available globally. The RX 7900 GRE (which stands for Golden Rabbit Edition) is a cut-down version of the RX 7900 XT with some minor reductions to the GPU and significant reductions to the memory. Compared to the 7900 XT's 84 compute units, the 7900 GRE has 80. The game clock drops from 2000MHz to 1880MHz. The 20GB 20Gbps 320-bit memory drops down to 16GB 18Gbps 256-bit, which causes the memory bandwidth to drop from 800GB/s to 576GB/s. The Infinity...

OnePlus 12 again tipped to launch in December in China
8:00 pm | July 15, 2023

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A couple of months ago, a tipster claimed that the OnePlus 12 would be launched in China in December 2023. While OnePlus hasn't divulged anything about the OnePlus 12 yet, tipster Max Jambor has backed the claim of the OnePlus 12's December launch in China. OnePlus 12's leaked render (Source: OnLeaks and Smartprix) However, that doesn't necessarily mean that OnePlus 12's international debut will also happen in December. It could be released for the global markets a few weeks or months after the China launch. OnePlus 12's leaked render (Source: OnLeaks and Smartprix) The...

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