Transsion Holdings was the first mobile phone company to set up a manufacturing base in Africa when its handset factory in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, was launched in 2011. Photo: Felix Wong

China’s US$10 budget phone maker seeks fortune in Belt and Road countries

  • Transsion plans to invest 3 billion yuan after its IPO on more factories, research and development, and new product lines
Topic |   China technology

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Transsion Holdings was the first mobile phone company to set up a manufacturing base in Africa when its handset factory in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, was launched in 2011. Photo: Felix Wong
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Visitors take a close view of Xiaomi Corp’s new Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G handsets at a presentation on the eve of the MWC Barcelona trade show last month. Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Huawei Technologies are each ratcheting up efforts in the premium segment of the global smartphone market with secondary brands. Photo: EPA-EFE

China smartphone makers spin off secondary brands to go upscale

  • Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are going after consumers in the high-end segment of the global smartphone market
Topic |   Smartphones

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Visitors take a close view of Xiaomi Corp’s new Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G handsets at a presentation on the eve of the MWC Barcelona trade show last month. Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Huawei Technologies are each ratcheting up efforts in the premium segment of the global smartphone market with secondary brands. Photo: EPA-EFE
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