Imitation phones starting to lose consumer appeal
For years China was known for imitating anything from luxury handbags, DVDs, clothes to high tech gadgets and mobile phones. With factories making these items so cheap that almost everyone can acquire them. But knock offs phones are starting to lose its appeal to the market. People now prefer the real thing from the copied one.
Nowadays price for genuine smart phones are going down so people are buying the real thing rather than copied ones. An increasing number of Chinese consumers are looking for devices that allows them to surf the web, play games and download applications. This level of technology is to hard for low end producers to reproduce.
There are now more than 131 million users of smartphones in China up from the previous 52 million users in 2009. Most of the new smartphones prices are so low that white collar workers can now afford them. One person decided to buy a Motorola smartphone after trying out his friend’s phone. He also said that he will never buy a fake one because it will not do the same things as the original phone.
Mobile phone brands such as Apple, Nokia, and Samsung are now battling with Chinese phone makers hard to capture the greater share if the world’s largest cellphone market. Analysts are saying the in a couple of years there will be a billion mobile phone users in China.