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.
With the new iPhones not yet available in China, individuals are scooping them up through other sources and then reselling them at high prices, says Bloomberg.
The company has received one of the required regulatory approvals, but needs another before it can officially bring the iPhone 6 to China.
With no arrival date for Apple's latest iPhone, China's largest carrier will focus more on cheaper, unsubsidized phones.
The microblogging powerhouse sells nearly a quarter less shares than anticipated.
Chongqing thinks it might be a good idea if those who permanently look down could be separated from anyone else. But is there anyone else?
China -- the largest smartphone market in the world -- was among the countries that got dibs on the new iPhone for launch weekend last year. The country's exclusion this time around has yet to be explained.