Get the free version of Marbridge Daily delivered to your inbox

Click here to subscribe

Rumor: Qualcomm Promotes Low-End Smartphone Solutions in China

Netease Tech, 1/11/11

A source at an unnamed Shenzhen-based mobile handset OEM revealed today that Qualcomm is increasing efforts to promote its smartphone processors in China. Mainland Chinese "shanzhai" (i.e. knock-off) handset makers are currently testing production of smartphones using Qualcomm's solutions, and should begin releasing them to market around the Chinese New Year holiday early next month. The source said that Qualcomm has released four smartphone processors - the 7227, 7225, 7627, and 7625 - for the Chinese market, and has already partnered with handset makers including Huawei, ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ), and Lenovo (0992.HK). Qualcomm is now focusing on small and mid-sized Chinese OEMs, such as Simcom, Prowave, Shengyao, Newings, and Basewin, as the target for these solutions.

An industry source said that small and mid-sized OEMs were currently testing Qualcomm chips in low-end smartphones slated to be priced at around USD 100 and mid-range smartphones to be priced around USD 110.

Keywords: Qualcomm 7227 Qualcomm 7225 Qualcomm 7627 Qualcomm 7625 pricing chipset handset smartphone wireless 000063.SZ 0763.HK Huawei ZTE Qualcomm low-end contract manufacturer handset chip


Please note, all fields are required.
None of your personal information will be shared with third parties.



The information contained in this newsletter is based upon sources that Marbridge Consulting believes to be reliable, and we have made every effort to translate the original articles or article excerpts as faithfully as possible. However, Marbridge Consulting makes no warranty of and assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy of either the original source material or the English language translations.

Marbridge Daily Premium

Interested in gaining full access to all newsletter articles and the Marbridge Daily archive? To learn more about premium subscription options, including pricing, please:

Click here

Marbridge Consulting RSS Feed

Marbridge Reports