Smartphones are some of the hottest hi tech gadgets in the mobile communications market and has accounted for 25% of sales in the U.S. Market for mobile phones on the market, according to experts such as Gartner and Nielsen. Projections of future developments in the market will see smart phones get a bigger piece of mobile pie with over 2.5 5 billion in sales expected during the period 2010 to 2015.
Apart from that, other expert predictions also suggest that smartphones are the primary vehicles for people to access the Internet and may eventually exceed the sales of personal computers by the year 2012. These gadgets like Apple’s iPhone sells between $ 99 and $ 299 depending on memory capacity, while their counterparts Android have price tags between $ 149 and $ 199 range.
“But this tent smartphone brands are not the only ones bigger slices of the market as the Chinese shanzhai phones are emerging with an incredibly low price compared to their branded counterparts. With better components emerging as the latest MTK chips that go into the heart and soul of these shanzhai phones is a new revolution in the tech world will soon take place.
An overview of Chinese Shanzhai Phones
There are two literal meanings to the concept shanzhai in Chinese. A is that it can refer to the stock was as bandits and warlords have been in the mountains and are beyond public scrutiny. The second is that it also can refer to Lookalikes, low quality, better goods, or things done in parody.
In the tech world, refers to shanzhai imitation, knock offs or cloned versions of electronic devices like cell phones. Small enterprises in China that makes these phones shanzhai shamelessly copy the designs of the branded manufacturers like Apple and Nokia. They would then create knockoffs of these tech products and sell them very cheap to online retailers while carrying strange variations in names as keys N97, Hi-Phone or Motololah.
Chips Powered by MTK
Early versions of Shanzhai phones are not smartphones and makes use of chips from mediatheque or MTK. Shanzhai This made it possible for manufacturers to sell their products at very low prices that no tent mobile phone manufacturer can match. MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company that makes electronic components and chips that go into cellular phones and wireless devices MTK6516 that drives most non-smart phones Shanzhai.
But when smartphones captured the market by storm, MTK was slow in coming out with chips that would power Shanzhai smartphone. MTK made a comeback at the launch of Android-enabled chipset, which has sent the Chinese manufacturers who come up with their own versions of the smartphone, but at the price tags that are in the $ 100 range, more or less. These smartphones and mobile device related products carry MTK chips are paving the way for affordable high-tech gadgets to be available to consumers who can not afford high-end versions.
Smartphones have had on the way that mobile computing is the provision of postal users with different functions and have never seen before in standard mobile phones. The emergence of new and better MTK chips that are compatible with the Android operating system is set to revolutionize the tech world again C makes smartphones affordable and accessible for all to enjoy.