China looks to become major player in global smartphone game

Chinese electronics companies are launching a frontal assault on global smartphone leaders such as Apple and Samsung Electronics as they seek to turn their country from the largest maker of mobile devices into one of the largest marketers with products geared toward emerging markets. While Huawei is making an aggressive push into international markets, some smaller players -- such as Goophone and Coolpad -- are combining successful designs from existing phones with low-cost features to tap a growing domestic market.

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