At the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, China, CNET handles Sony's new China-bound and dual-SIM Xperia C smartphone.
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Samsung holds 12 percent of the Chinese smartphone market, according to Canalys, behind Xiaomi's 14 percent share.
Xiaomi's Mi 3 is a showcase of how Chinese phonemakers can create quality hardware without breaking the bank. If you don't need 4G LTE, and you can get hold of it, this is one of the best smartphones you can buy in its price range.
The company asserts that the higher end of the market is central to its success.
The microblogging powerhouse sells nearly a quarter less shares than anticipated.
The Microsoft CEO's itinerary has not been disclosed, but the reason for his trip may be to delve a bit deeper into the antitrust investigation in China.
Following surprise spot check of Microsoft offices in the country last month, China raises new questions about the company's sales and distribution policy.
A concept image of the upcoming Apple smartphone gets posted by the Chinese carrier on China's version of Twitter. It is not a leaked image of the actual phone, as previously reported.
The new operating system is expected to launch initially on desktops in October, with support for mobile devices coming later.
Cristiano Amon, co-president of Qualcomm's chips segment, said in an interview that the rapid adoption of 4G LTE technology should benefit the company's growth in China.