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China search engine Baidu to release low-cost smartphone

  • Chinese search engine Baidu has announced the release of its own smartphone.

    The move marks the company’s first foray into the mass smartphone market.

    The low-cost Changhong H5018 is built by Foxconn and powered by Baidu’s own mobile operating system, Cloud.

    Costing less than $158, the phone is set to face fierce competition at the Chinese low-end smartphone market currently dominated by firms such as HTC and Lenovo.

     

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