An attendee uses his smartphone near an advertisement for the Mate 30 phone from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Photo: AP

Smartphone brands break records in first hours of Singles’ Day shopping festival

  • Oppo said sales in the first minute outstripped what it sold in a full day last year
Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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An attendee uses his smartphone near an advertisement for the Mate 30 phone from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Photo: AP
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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout

Chinese consumers break last year’s Singles’ Day record with 213.5 billion yuan in 16.5 hours

  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping festival, which falls on November 11 every year, is the world’s largest of its kind
Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout
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