With the introduction of dual-core 1GHz processors for high-end devices in 2011 and quad-core’s in 2012 the competition between vendors intensifies with every month that passes in the smartphones and tablets segment. Due to this reason China-based handset makers, like Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo and Coolpad, have continued to upgrade the hardware specifications of their sub-CNY1,000 (US $160).
The single-core 1GHz processor is likely to become a standard for any entry-level smartphone or tablet in China this year, so says DigiTimes sources. In addition to that some vendors already begun adopting 4.0-inch touch screens for entry-level handhelds under $160 instead of the usual 3.2 or 3.5-inch displays.
Just recently Coolpad launched a 4-inch smartphone, the CP 7260, which broke the barrier of 30,000 units in sales in a period of 30 days, which could lead the company to reach the figure of 100,000 units in monthly shipment soon enough if not already surpassed it.
Everyday new vendors are trying to make a name for themselves into the mobile industry by launching new mobile products in a market where competition is fierce which leads to progress and with this progress comes lower prices and hopefully an improved quality for mobile products having as direct beneficiary, yourself the customer.