18 February 2019

Nubia gets lift from first lady smartphone snaps, paper says

Daily sales of the ZTE Nubia Z5 mini smartphone used by President Xi Jinping’s {習近平} wife, Peng Liyuan {彭麗媛}, during their trip to Europe doubled on e-commerce site Monday, the Beijing Times reported Tuesday. The smartphones sell for less than 2,000 yuan (US$257) and are likely to be sought after by government officials, the report said. Peng’s use of the phone was part of a consensus among Chinese leaders to support domestic brands and products, and to show self-confidence, unnamed analysts were quoted as saying.

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