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China phone majors ready to take on Apple

Huawei has already tried selling its flagship Mate 9 phone in the US via e-commerce websites

China’s top smartphone makers are ready to challenge Apple on its home turf after trouncing the iPhone maker in their own market. Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi are in talks with US wireless operators about selling flagship smartphones to American consumers as soon as next year, according to people familiar with the matter. The handset makers are negotiating with carriers including AT&T and Verizon Communications, said the people, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. Talks are still fluid and it’s possible no agreements will materialise, they ...

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First Published: Sat, December 16 2017. 02:27 IST