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ZTE Hopes High-End Phones Will Increase Sales

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Jun 9, 2014, 7:39 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

ZTE today said it plans to push into the high-end smartphone market controlled by the likes of Apple, HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony. According to Reuters, sales of ZTE's mid-range and entry-level handsets are strong, but margins are too thin. The company wants to use high-end handsets to help increase its margins. "We will make more and more premium smartphones," said ZTE's Zeng Xuezong to Reuters. The company wants to trade its image as a low-cost phone maker for one that rivals the current market leaders. "There is indeed a gap between the brand awareness of Chinese companies and those top global brands, and this is what our team is trying to build for consumers" with handsets such as the Nubia Z5, said Zeng. ZTE believes it can increase is worldwide sales from 40 million units in 2013 to as much as 100 million units by 2016. In the U.S., it is seeking to raise its marketshare from 6% to 10% by 2017 with the help of premium devices and by spending more money on marketing. Most of the ZTE handsets available in the U.S. are entry-level devices sold by prepaid or low-cost carriers.

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cellphonesrus

Jun 9, 2014, 9:09 AM

ZTE Quality

ZTE needs to step up their quality control if they want to compete against the big guys, We have a 25% return rate with in 60 days due to malfunctions with the devices.
25% return rate. So they have stepped up there quality then! 25% is pretty good for them.
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While it is not my job to tell people what they should and should not buy but if they ever ask my opinion I tell them not to buy a phone by ZTE, Huwaei or Alcatel. These phones are constantly being returned.
 
 
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