It has been six weeks since the announcement of the Teclast X98, a 9.7-inch Android tablet with a speedy 64-bit Quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T CPU. There is a wide range of Intel based Android tablets on the market today, but only two tablet models (the other being Onda V975i) are powered by the more powerful Quad-core version Intel Atom Z3735D.
I was lucky to get my hands on a test sample from Teclast 2 days ago as the first batch of X98 was quickly sold out.
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The second smart TV was unveiled at Xiaomi’s launch event in Beijing with a nice surprice. The Xiaomi TV 2 is a 49-inch 4K with Android (MIUI) built-in for only 3999 CNY / 640 USD!!
The Xiaomi TV 2 has 4K 3D panel from LG, with a 6,2 mm aluminum bezel. Powered by Mstar 6A918 quad-core CPU and Mali-450 MP4 GPU, comes with 2GB of RAM and 8GB flash storage, plus a microSD slot for storage extension.
The Mi TV2 have some other interesting features like, a Bluetooth remote istead of old IR version, an external audio bar and wireless Bluetooth subwoofer.
Earlier today Xiaomi (小米) announced their first Android tablet the Mi Pad.
The Mi Pad features a 7.9-inch (2048 x 1536) display, powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor, clocked at 2.2GHz, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB / 64GB high-speed flash memory, support expansion with up to 128GB microSD card. It has a 8 megapixel back and 5 megapixel front camera, a 6700mAh battery with quick charge function, 3.5 hours to fully charge and high-decibel dual stereo speakers.
16GB version priced at 1,499 CNY (240 USD)
64GB version is priced 1,699 CNY (270 USD)
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Meizu is finally braking the “one phone a year” tradition and unofficial reports mention 3 possible Meizu MX4 editions to hit the market already August.
Two screen variants of the Meizu MX4 are expected, one with 5.5-inch at 1536 x 2560 pixel resolution, and one 5-inch at 1920 x 1080 pixels. The mentioned processors for the MX4 are MediaTek MT6595 chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM and the Samsung Exynos 5430.
The MX4 models could be named and prices as follow:
Meizu MX4 Pro at 2999 CNY / 481 USD
Meizu MX4G at 2499 CNY / 400 USD
Meizu MX4 Uni at 1999 CNY / 320 USD
There has been some talk about a possible fingerprint sensor on one of the MX4 models.
There are no images of the Meizu MX4 and the image above is just fan art version, non of the mentioned specs or prices are confirmed so we expect more details to be unveiled soon.
We reported earlier on Kaiboer’s coming 4K players the Q6 and C9-M, powered by a new Quad-core Mstar CPU the MSO 9180D1R, which offers 4K hardware decoding, HDMI-in port and support for XBMC.
Ahead of the scheduled Kaiboer event which is to be held on May 21th, i got the chance to test the Kaiboer Q9 (开博尔Q9) which uses the same MSO 9180D1R CPU.
The Kaiboer C9 is the larger TV box model and supports internal SATA 3.5 hard drives, it has the following ports; 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI-in, HDMI-out, LAN port, mircoSD slot, optical out, coaxial out, RCA audio out and YPbPr video output.
Kaiboer Q9 is currently running a custom version of Android 4.3 called KIUI 7, but the manufacturer is working on a Android 4.4 KitKat update. The Q9 is currently selling for 1999 CNY / 320 USD on Tmall, but price should drop one official release.
A video and review of the Kaiboer Q9 will be posted within couple of days.
Bellow some more photos of the device.
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Teclast brand has been around since 1999 and they have a good track record of great consumer electronic products, from USB flash, Hi-Fi MP3 players, 1080P MP4 players, and latest Android tablets. Teclast is following the trend and finally branding them self outside the Chinese consumer market.
Yesterday a English version of their website appeared online, it looks to still be in the building stage so we cant be sure how far Teclast want to take this. Teclast being one of the best Chinese electronic bands we surely hope they will start expending and offering their products and support to the international buyers.
Link to Teclast website:
Chuwi VX3 is now officially available for purchase via JD.com fro 999CNY (160USD), unconfirmed sources reports that 1000 units have been sold within the first hour, a report that reminds us about Xiaomi’s sales report marketing tricks.
Link to Chuwi VX3 order page:
Aside from the marketing sales reports Chuwi VX3 have some impressive specs, powered by MTK6592 octa-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz (Antutu 35,000 score), Mali-450MP4 quad-core GPU, 7-inch screen with resolution of 1920 x 1200 (323 PPI), 2GB DDR3 memory, 16GB EMMC storage, 2 megapixel front and 8 megapixel (F2.4) back camera, dual-sim GSM / 3G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 2100) and running Chuwi’s own WIUI based on latest Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Chuwi VX3 has a powerful 3000mAh built-in battery capacity and Chuwi’s own battery test confrims about 6 hours of 1080P video playback. Normal phablet usage should offer over 24 hours battery life on one full charge.
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We are officially launching our first Giveaway activity by offering the Podoor Smart Watch (Silver) including free air shipping to your door.
The Podoor Smart Watch is a beautiful stainless steel built smart watch that connects to your Android phone via Bluetooth. Thanks to the low power processor the battery can last up to 1 week on one charge.
Winner: Congratulations to Aaron, Queensland, Australia, email has been sent to request the shipping address.
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Once you install the Smart Watch in your phone and connect via Bluetooth following functions are supported:
- Voice communication, answer calls and dial any number.
- You can read, write and send SMS directly from the the watch.
- Integrated pedometer that can accurately calculate your steps. Shows the calorie, the distance, time and speed.
- Facebook, Twitter WeChat notification, the smart watch will dsiaply the content of the message and user.
- Anti-lost feature, when your phone is more than 7-10 meters away, the smart watch will alert you with vibration.
- Synchronize the weather and display the weather information of your city.
- Synchronize phones phonebook, you can call any person directly from smart watch.
- Camera remote control. Control your phone’s camera (take photos, preview live camera on your smart watch).
- Alarm clock, Calendar, Stopwatch, etc.
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Chuwi’s own octa-core MTK phablet is getting ready for a release and few benchmark test scores have been posted online. Bellow are some main highlights of the Chuwi VX3:
- Android 4.4
- 7-inch 1920*1200 IPS display
- MTK6592 Octa-core 1.7GHz
- WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
- Camera 2.0MP / 5.0MP
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 2100
- OTG/HDMI/Bluetooth/GPS/3G function
Cloudnetgo released a rooted version of their Android 4.4 firmware for the CR11S TV box model. Firmware version 20140506_5M_2M_1080P is compatible with both 2 megapixel and 5 megapixel models.