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A Luxury Smartphone with 18-carat Gold Dragon decoration evokes criticism from Chinese Social Media Users

Designed in partnership with the Palace Museum, the gem-laden smartphone comes in a limited run of 999 devices

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Beijing, December 23, 2016: A gaudy Forbidden City-themed luxury smartphone that comes with an 18-carat gold dragon decoration and a screen made from sapphire glass has evoked criticism from Chinese social media users.

According to the Global Times, the “Titanium Palace Edition” smartphone is expected to be released in January and is priced at 19,999 yuan ($2,880).

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Designed in partnership with the Palace Museum, the gem-laden smartphone comes in a limited run of 999 devices.

“Phone makers ‘8488’ partnered with the Palace Museum to create the limited-edition device inspired by the museum’s imperial collections,” the report quoted a company post on Sina Weibo platform as saying.

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Sina Weibo users called the phone “ostentatious” and a “stain on the sacredness of the imperial city”.

Responding to criticism, the Palace Museum tried to distance itself from the product or its manufacturing.

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However, earlier this year, Wang Yamin, Vice President of the Palace Museum was quoted by media as saying: “We hope this cooperation will help the Forbidden City enter the tech industry.” (IANS)

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Redmi Teases First 64MP Smartphone with Camera Sample

Last month, Realme’s CEO Madhav Sheth shared a couple of samples of 64MP camera on Twitter

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomis subsidiary Redmi on Monday shared an image taken from its first handset featuring a 64MP camera sensor, on its official Weibo account.

The teaser shows an image with a zoomed-in section that shows details around a cat’s eye, news portal GizmoChina reported.

The company has not shared any other details except the image itself.

Media reports suggest that the first Redmi phone to sport such a camera might be the Redmi Note 8 or even the Redmi K30 Pro.

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Meanwhile, other brands like Realme and Samsung are said to be working on 64MP smartphones and their launch is expected to be later this year.

Last month, Realme’s CEO Madhav Sheth shared a couple of samples of 64MP camera on Twitter.

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According to reports, Realme phone with 64MP camera would use Samsung’s new 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor with 4-in-1 pixel technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel to deliver 16Mp photos in low-light settings and 64MP images in brighter conditions. (IANS)