OONE started taking pre-orders for their ultra-slim Mediatek powered octa-core phone, the OONE-01. Only black and dark blue version is currently available and its stated that 60 000 units are in stock.
There is a flood of Intel based Windows 8 tablet coming to the market each week in China. A new brand MeeGoPad has recently released a new model called MeeGoPad F10. The overall specs are very similar to the rest but with one important difference, LOW PRICE.
The MeeGoPad F10 will start selling for as low as 1299CNY ($208USD), and that includes 64GB storage. The rest of specs are; Intel BayTrail-T Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB eMMC storage, 5-megapixel back camera, 2-megapixel front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, dual spekers, SD card slot and UltraStick 3G/4G module support.
Just like the other Windows 8 devices, MeeGoPad F10 also supports a Surface-like keyboard and case. The MeeGoPad F10 will be available in black or white version.
In addition, MeeGoPad F10 is also equipped with the a Surface-like tablet keyboard case, that is held in place with magnets and can easily be detached.
Shanhai based Yi-Duan Tech the company behind the latest phone brand OONE, has earlier announced their first model the OONE-01, featuring ultra-slim (only 5.67mm) and light weight (only 99gram) design. The OONE will come in three colors, black and bark blue, white and white and gold.
Will be available for purchase from May 6 and sell at a price of 3299 CNY ($527).
The OONE-01 is said to feature a 5 inch display at 720×1280 resolution, MT6592 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD slot with up to 64GB, dual-microSIM, two-sided Gorilla Glass, running Android 4.2.2 with its own developed “Enjoy ROM”.
OONE is going against the more-performance-cheaper trend and pricing its first phone much higher then the competition, with the ultra-slim ultra-light design as its unique feature.
Maybe OONE only wants to niche their market or limit the first production cost with tiny number of units in order to create buzz around their brand, before their next phone ONNE-02.
It cant be easy to be a phone company in China these days.
Mediatek phones are finally getting some KitKat love. First out to receive Android 4.4.2 upgrade are the Elephone P8 and Elephone P9. Both models are powered by latest MTK6592 Octa-core CPU and it’s great to see that the smaller brands are now more prompt on Android upgrades then some of the monster brands.
Oppo Malaysia released a mid-range Mediatek Android phone called Oppo Yoyo (Oppo R2001).
Oppo Yoyo is powered by Quad-core MT6582M 1,3GHz processor, featuring a 4,7 inch IPS screen (qHD 960 x 540), 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and a 1900 mAh battery
The phone is running latest Color OS version 1.2 based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It supports gesture functions and HotKnot feature, which lets user transfer files wirelessly simply by touching screen to screen.
Meizu (魅族) have earlier announced they will start producing more then one product each year in order to stay in the game, to keep consumers attention and hopefully their money. It’s really a shame that Meizu was too focused on their MX phones and didn’t leverage this potential considering their strong brand awareness in China.
Today Meizu reposted the image above from Instagram on their official Weibo page, showing a tiny “something” labeled, “a big little thing is coming”.
Considering the word “big” i surely hope it’s not just a NFC sticker, but what could it be?
A Meizu Nano WiFi router? Or a Meizu Nano Android TV box running FlyMe OS?
What do you think?
According online media news, the Xiaomi Mi4 is scheduled to be released end of this year.
Being the next-generation flagship phone, we can expect the Xiaomi Mi4 to use latest and most powerful hardware, but it will also use sapphire crystal glass for its display.
Not only Apple and Xiaomi, but many other phone companies are also planning to use Sapphire Crystal Glass on their high-end devices.
The main feature of Sapphire Crystal Glass over the more dominat alternative Corning Gorilla Glass is, that it’s much more scratch resistant.
Huawei is planning a big event on May 15th, “accidently” the date is same as the Xiaomi’s 5.15 event in Beijing. Both companies are soon to be competing on the global markets and the heat is turning up.
Huawei will most likely unveiled the new Huawei Ascend P7 at the event, but many are speculating that there will also be a launch of the Huawei Honor 3C 4G, upgraded LTE version with 1080P screen and 16GB or 32GB storage from the previous Huawei Honor 3C model.
The deal between Lenovo and JD, worth 12 billion CNY covers marketing, product development, online promotion, logistics and after sales services. Meanwhile the Lenovo S8 was exclusively launched on JD.com on April 28.
Lenovo is not the only Chinese phone maker to join this growing trend to outsource the heavy burden around distribution, sales and marketing to JD.com. Other Chinese phone brands including Huawei, ZTE, Coolpad, and Lenovo, have launched mobile phone products exclusively available via e-commerce platforms like JD.com.