Low cost 4G Chinese phones won’t be available anytime soon!

While Chinese phone companies are busy forging ahead creating some of the best performing Android phones on the planet there is one important feature each of them lacks and that is 4G, and unfortunately this isn’t coming soon.

Low cost Chinese phones come in all shapes, sizes and specifications! If you want a cheap large screen phone you can get one, dual-core? no problem, quad-core? no sweat! 12 mega-pixel cameras? China has you covered! 4G LTE…… nope sorry.

The main reason Chinese phone companies are not yet building low-cost 4G enabled Android smart phones is due to the fact 4G networks are not widely available in China yet and judging by the latest news we still have some wait ahead of us!

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While Hong Kong have had super fast 4G since April, and provinces in the south have experimented with 4G equipped buses, there is still no commercially available 4G network for consumers to use, even though the money, drive and infrastructure is all just sitting there collecting dust!

It is not clear why China’s 4G hasn’t been but Miao Wei  head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), told reporters yesterday that it won’t be coming soon and there will be a wait ahead!

So with no 4G network local Chinese phone companies such as JiaYu, Amoi, Meizu and Xiaomi won’t be entering the 4G market with low-cost Chinese phones anytime soon!


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  1. Paul
    September 10, 2012

    That’s a shame really. But on the bright side its a win win situation for both custmers, manufacturers (OEM), and the telecom companies. How you ask? It keeps the cost down for all parties, OEMs need not to pay extra parts, custumers can maintain their data plan bill, and telcos save by not spending on a big over haul of their networks. Notonly that it also helps both the telco and custumers from having a congested network, imagine all the people in a high density area accessing the network of 4g to use for browsing. Unless the technology gets cheaper gets cheaper for telcos then by all means go ahead and install it, but make it a big overhaul so there won’t be any congestion.

  2. PaulPaul
    September 10, 2012
  3. Francis.R.
    September 10, 2012

    Sorry, this comment is irrelevant… but LOL what a funny picture!! In my country there is 4G but this is not something popular yet. I’ve enough with wifi and if I would use 4G surely I’d spend it to some climate widget mostly.

  4. September 10, 2012

    Jiayu G4 with 4G!! Woot~ I wish :p

  5. Marius
    September 11, 2012

    3G is just fine for me on a phone, not the fastest thing on earth but good enough.
    Besides I think I look better on 3G 😀

  6. September 11, 2012

    there are not enough 3G plans that are worth it over here so 4G is even a bit far fetched for me.

  7. Mike
    November 30, 2012

    Andi, you can disregard the email I just sent through your contact form as your article just answered my question! =)