Chinese consumers now have a healthy and vibrant choice of homegrown smartphone brands. While Samsung, Lenovo, and Coolpad lead in terms of market share in China right now, there are a bunch of cooler and more interesting domestic phones out there to spice up the market.
Let’s take a look at five of them. They’ve all been either launched or announced, and all five in our selection will challenge the market leaders with strong sales later this year. It’s a dangerous time for Samsung and Lenovo.
Our five chosen homegrown Chinese phones are the Meizu MX3, Xiaomi Mi3, the women-oriented MeituKiss, OPPO R819, and the Huawei Ascend P6. Check out the specs and trends that make these potential giant-killers – especially as they’re all about half the price of Apple’s newly unveiled (and not very cheap) iPhone 5C: