Meet Oppo Finder, a Chinese branded super thin Android-powered smartphone that is only 6.65mm thick, which is 30 percent thinner than the Galaxy S III and a full 2.65mm thinner than the iPhone 4S. Under the hood, there’s a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. So will this Oppo Finder replace the Xiaomi Phone and Meizu MX in the Chinese Android enthusiast market? Read on for full details on Oppo’s third flagship Android phone.
The Chinese knockoff makers always have the balls to rip off Apple so blatantly. A Chinese company has recently introduced an all-in-one computer which can trick many into believing it’s an iMac. But if you turn it on and use it, you will find out it’s a slow, underpowered and cheap PC. More pictures of the machine after the jump.
With company after company going after Apple, perhaps the only way to settle the score is how well you are doing in the China market that is projected to become the largest smartphone market in the world in 2012. So, nearly one in six dollars of Apple’s revenue coming from China, however, China-based Sino Market Research recently did a report indicating that Samsung takes the number one spot in China’s 3G smartphone market, while Apple dropped out of the top five, down to sixth in rankings.
The iPhone is 9.3mm thin. The Galaxy S II is 8.45mm thin. The Droid RAZR is 7.1mm thin. The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin. So everything they’ve learned has come down to this: a 6.65mm-thin Android smartphone released by a Chinese domestic mobile phone brand called Oppo. Check out the teaser video of the Oppo mystery phone after the jump.
We knew there’s a newly built manufacturing facility for the iPhone in Zhengzhou, China. And the plant cranks out about 200,000 iPhones per day. Here’s something we just knew today, and really surprised us. 70 percent of the production for the iPhone now comes from Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant, and the iPhone production line in the Zhengzhou plant is aiming to crank out 400,000 iPhones per day. Not enough? Here we have a video showing Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and a Chinese reporter touring the iPhone production line at the Zhengzhou plant. Video after the break.
Steve Ballmer recently made a trip to China and gives a talk at Peking University (the most prestigious Chinese university) in Beijing today. While we were expecting to see something outrageous from him, Ballmer actually gave an inspirational advice to the Chinese students while talking about Windows 8.
Baidu, the Google of China, has recently released a highly affordable 899 yuan (about $142) Android-powered smartphone called Changhong H5018 that looks like the Nokia N9 and Lumia 800/900. The phone is built by Apple supplier Foxconn, and you might be interested to see how it is made in the factory. Baidu released the promotional video below providing a behind-the-scenes peek into the manufacturing process of the Changhong H5018. The verdict? The girl who assembles the pinky Baidu phone looks happy.
The new iPhone will have a bigger display to compete with Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note that has a freakishly large 5.3-inch display. So how Apple is going to do it? Well, by using a vacuum constriction device that is called iPump to increase the size of the iPhone, according to those kooky Taiwanese animators from NMA. Watch the video after the break.
What would you pay for a iMac knockoff without a quad core processor, Thunderbolt ports, wireless keyboard and a Magic Mouse? How about one that’s rocking a dual-core, 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 processor, NVIDIA ION graphics, and an 500GB hard drive? Some Chinese manufacturer is hoping your answer is somewhere around $300, because that’s roughly what its new, 2,000 yuan ($318) iMac knockoff will cost along with 18.4-inch LED-backlit widescreen TFT display (1920 X 1080), 4GB of RAM, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, six USB 2.0 ports, and an aluminum enclosure. More photos after the break.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III is due to launch officially on May 3rd, and for those Samsung fanboys who can’t wait to see the new Galaxy, someone in Taiwan has taken pictures of the new Galaxy phone that shows the model number GT -I9300. Check out the pictures after the break!
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