Can China's high end phones compete in the US market?

pixeline

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Whether it is One Plus, Elephone, or the LeTV (Superphone), we are seeing more Chinese manufacturers producing high end smart phones to compete in the market. Though Apple and Samsung will continue to remain at the top, I have concerns about the companies that are not putting out products which are exciting the fans. If the average Joe can get a high end smart phone that is on par with specs, yet half the price, you can bet they are going to go that route regardless if it was created by a Chinese manufacturer.

Where companies like Motorola, Apple, and Samsung are trying to compete in China's low end market we are seeing companies in China trying to compete in the US high end market. The other factor is phones from China are shipping with unlocked bootloaders and advertising the option to flash a rom (ie cyanogenmod) which caters to the development crowd. Though a small number, the development crowd was the spark that lit the fire for Android with the Motorola Droid.

Could this be enough to spark a fire for Chinese manufactured phones? Do you see China manufactured phones being able to make a significant dent in the US market?
 

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In Europe we have really taken to the Chinese phones.

We are sick and tired of havig to rob a bank (or something like that) to be able to afford an iPhone, Samsung or HTC.

Nobody are wearing tinfoil hats when they use their Chinese phones ... and so far everybody are safe and VERY happy with their ........ sorry haven't got the hang of spelling their names yet ;)
 

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In Europe we have really taken to the Chinese phones.

We are sick and tired of havig to rob a bank (or something like that) to be able to afford an iPhone, Samsung or HTC.

Nobody are wearing tinfoil hats when they use their Chinese phones ... and so far everybody are safe and VERY happy with their ........ sorry haven't got the hang of spelling their names yet ;)
I've been saying for a few years price is going to be what determines things. As Samsung keeps raising its prices almost exponentially their market share is losing ground, as others follow Samsung it has opened the door for Chinese phones, with their trickle down technology or not, to fill an ever increasing demand; lower priced high end merchandise. The smartphone marketing has lagged behind every other electronics device in price drops as things moved forward.
 

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If it's too good to be true, it probably is. China undercuts their competitors with EVERYTHING they make or sell, that doesn't mean they make a better product. Sure some "components" in my Samsung phone may be Chinese, but what isn't these days.
Should be interesting to see how their devices sell in the US.

S5 tap'n
 
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