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China's Xiaomi unveils $680 5G smartphone, sees growth in Africa

Reuters  |  BARCELONA 

By Isla BinnieBARCELONA (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi has launched its contribution to a new wave of smartphones that will be able to take advantage of faster 5G mobile networks at a lower price than analysts expect from rivals such as Samsung.The world's fourth-largest smartphone maker unveiled the handset on Sunday, trumpeting prices starting from 599 euros ($680) when it hits the market in May, prompting gasps in the hall at the mobile industry's biggest global event in Barcelona.Market leader Samsung announced an innovative folding 5G phone last week with a $1,980 price tag, which Huawei ...

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First Published: Sun, February 24 2019. 23:03 IST