Majority of the modern day smartphones, even those designed by companies in the West, are manufactured in China. These devices are quite popular, but the Chinese market is ruled largely by devices manufactured by the country’s own vendors. Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi and ZTE are just few of the companies that focus primarily on this market. According to a new Digitimes report, these four companies are all set to penetrate the tablet market later this year.
Huawei is said to be launcing a new 7 inch tablet in Q3, 2013. A 10.1 inch model of the tablet is expected to be released in early 2014. The report cites supply chain sources as saying that Huawei has sourced two million flat panels from one of its suppliers in China. A couple of Lenovo tablets are also expected to release in Q3, 2013. Xiaomi’s first tablet will reportedly be released in mid-August, the company is said to use MediaTek chipsets in its tablets. No additional technical details of these tablets are available right now, it is also unclear if these tablets will remain exclusive to the Chinese markets, or if these vendors will try to make a dent in the global tablet market.
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