The dual-SIM version of the freshly-launched Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available in China which retails for ￥5699 for the 16GB and ￥5899 for the 32GB. That’s about Php38k and Php39.3k respectively.
This version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 carries the model number GT-I9502 and sports Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chipset. That’s a 1.6GHz quad-core processor for resource-heavy usage and can throttle down to 1.2GHz quad-core processor automatically to save on battery.
This phone uses a regular SIM for the GSM slot, and a microSIM for the WCDMA slot. It’s not capable of LTE unlike its single-SIM Qualcomm brother and can only do up to HSPA+ so if LTE’s important to you, then you might want to pass on this one.
￥5699 is also the price of the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note II when it was made available in China last year. The local release of the single-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 retails for Php30, 990.
Part 22009-04-27 17:14:09 by InChina
After years of making fake luxury bags and cheap DVDs, they are capturing market share from the worlds biggest mobile phone makers.
Although shanzhai phones have only been around a few years, they already account for more than 20 percent of sales in China, which is the worlds biggest mobile phone market, according to the research firm Gartner.
They are also being illegally exported, to Russia, India, the Middle East, Europe, even the United States.
The shanzhai phone market is expanding crazily, says Wang Jiping, a senior analyst at IDC, a firm that tracks technology trends
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But I can't help thinking we have gotten away from honoring the wisdom that comes with age and experience (traveling to Syria multiple times and reading books are not an adequate substitute).