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Seems that ZTE isn’t done with big smartphones, first came Nubia Z5, then ZTE is going to show Grand S in CES 2013, and now there’ new phablet slap called ZTE P945(codename). ZTE P945 has 5.7-inch “only” 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8MP camera and 3,000mAh battery. While the screen is larger than in both Grand S and Nubia Z5′s, it’s pretty disappointing that the display is only 720p and not full HD 1080p display. Software is said to be only Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich and not Jelly Bean. Supposed launch is sometime in late Q1 or in early Q2, and it will be available for China Mobile, but pricing is yet to be revealed.
ZTE has announced their newest high-end smartphone with pretty interesting features. Nubia Z5 has 5-inch 1,920-by-1080 full HD display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, check out more specs after the break. ZTE first introduced Nubia lineup back in October and it’s been in everyones mind after that (at least in Asia anyway). Nubia Z5 will be available first in China when it launches in January, and there’s no mention about international launch(bummer). ZTE Nubia Z5 will cost quite heavy 3,456 yen (or €416).
Apple started to sell iPhone 5 in China on Friday, and now company announced that they’ve sold 2 million units of iPhone 5 smartphones in weekend. Tim Cook also stated that it was the best first weekend sales ever for the country and that shows how important market it is for Apple.
“Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products.”
China is hte most largest smartphone market now, and it’s not surprise that finally Apple has launched iPhone 5 to bring happiness to Chinese Apple fans. iPhone currently has only access to rights to China’s 3rd largest carrier, and has less than 10% of the market share, yet China is the 2nd largest market for Apple.
Retail stores in China opened their doors at 8AM today with iPhone 5 on the stock, and of course when there’s Apple products going on sale, there’s lots of people waiting on the line. Earlier this week China Unicom reported that they had received more than 300,000 pre-orders for iPhone 5. Currently Apple has 100 million iPhone users in China, and company is looking to take more.
According to report from Bloomberg, Nokia is going to announce an agreement with China Mobile to launch Lumia 920 in China. Lumia 920, which Nokia and China Mobile would offer will be compatible with country’s TD-SCDMA technology. The handset which comes in white, black, yellow and red will go on sale in China before the end of this month This information was given to Bloomberg by person who wants to stay anonymous before the official launch.
China Unicom begin to offer iPhone 5 on December 14th in China, and carrier started to accept pre-orders on Monday. There’s already more that 100,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 5, Sina Tech reported. China Unicom customers need to provide ID and other information in order to place the order. China Unicom is second largest carrier in China, only just behind China Telecom. There’s also other good news for Apple fanboys/girls in China, Apple is starting to sell genuine iPad Mini and 4th generation iPad in China, available in December 7th.
This is very important deal for Apple to get iPhone 5 in the Chinese market, Apple’s current position in China’s smartphone market share is only 5th. Apple is going to go head to head against more popular brands in China including Samsung, Lenovo, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scentific, ZTE and Huawei.
iPhone 5 expected to go on sale in China by mid-December, after granted access license by The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and is now suitable for going sale in China. This was one of the several regulatory hurdles the handset has to go through, and it’s now ready to go. Filings reveal that both a WCDMA and CDMA-2000 edition have been approved, confirming that the handset will be available for both China Unicom and China Telecom.
Analysts say the delay in the launch of the iPhone in China is in part due to Apple’s need to cater to demand in the U.S. market as well as the country-specific tests and licensing necessary for a company to release a smartphone in China.