Samsung is shifting a fifth of its production to China

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Mobile giant Samsung plans to move a fifth of smartphone production to China in the first quarter of next year.

Samsung decided on this move partly due to the pressure of the competition in the class of affordable smartphones, as well as those of the middle class, reports

Large Chinese manufacturers Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo are becoming popular in other parts of the world outside Asia, and the buyers are mostly young people who spend between $ 200 and $ 250 on a new phone.

Samsung is also planning new affordable models from its popular A line of smartphones, so some versions will also get premium features, such as a system with several cameras.