The one barrier China’s smartphone companies can’t seem to break
I asked a few Chinese friends why they thought domestic phones don’t tend to sell well past RMB 3,000, and got several variations of the same basic answer: once you’re spending that much anyway, why not just spend a little more to get an iPhone? A China Business News article on the phenomenon makes the same basic point.
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This is no surprise. ACTIONS was the first CPU in the first wave of iPad Mini clones. It was third in performance, behind Rockchip and Allwinner. They also cheated at AnTuTu.
It all caught up with them. Not one China tablet I know of has an ACTIONS CPU in it.
The link reiterates what’s in the Weibo [Google Translate].
I see many Chinese tourists in NYC. It’s been too cold for me to want to approach any of them. One of these very warmer days I intend to ask them how many have Xiaomi phones. They tend to carry iPads and iPhones and take pictures with them.
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