Here it comes, the OPPO Find 5! The successor of OPPO Find 3 and it’s an Android behemoth with 5-inch 1080p display. The screen looks sharp and bright with 441ppi, the chassis is beautifully made. Under the hood, it packs a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip with 2GB of RAM, which is more than powerful enough to run its Android 4.1.2 Jelly smoothly. Other specs include a 13MP built-in camera that supports 120 fps slow motion 480p video recording, a hefty 2,500mAh battery and also comes with NFC capacity. One important thing is, you will be able to buy it oversea sometimes in February, starting at $499 for the 16GB model. So, have a look at our unboxing and hands-on photo gallery after the break!
This is exhilarating! Xiaomi Mi-Two, the China’s smartphone rising star, makes an appearance at the world’s largest electronic show. Demand for Xiaomi Mi-Two is superficially huge in China, and supply was said to have encountered difficulty due to extreme demand for Qualcomm’s 28-nm chips. Although Xiaomi has yet to fulfill the Chinese market, the company seems to have turned on its radar in the west at this year Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, and there’s no doubt it’s in the pipeline. Previously, Xiaomi is also linked to rumor of bringing its phone to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
Update: Thanks to Qualcomm, OPPO Find 5 also presents at the show along with Xiaomi Mi-Two and other Qualcomm-powered smartphones at Qualcomm’s booth.
Sina Weibo is China’s largest social media platform with over 400-million registered users, and sometimes being referred as “China’s Twitter”. It’s good to hear that Sina Weibo is planning to reach out international audiences by offering an English-language interface. There’re already numerous foreigners notice the service, famous figures like Bill Gates, Sean Maloney (Vice president of Intel), Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Emma Watson, and mores..
Keeping its date with all the buzz, Huawei launched its first-ever Windows 8 phone after the announcement of its new flagship Ascend D2 and super-sized Ascend Mate Android handsets. It is an entry level Windows phone, power users will look past this handset. The specs would put it in direct competition with Samsung ATIV Odyssey, since many of the specifications are similar. It comes with a 4-inches with 480×800 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory and 5mp rear-facing camera. You should be glad to hear the Huawei Ascend W1 does indeed have a microSD slot. The device also equipped a reasonably sized 1,950mAh battery that should easily get you through days of usage.
Remember ZTE unveiled Nubia Z5 during last Christmas? As it turns out, this ZTE Grand S at CES seems to be the U.S. version of it, although both specs are not exactly the same. ZTE Grand S features 5-inch 1080p display with 440ppi, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage (with a microSD card slot). As a 5-inch device, it’s just 6.9mm at its thinnest point, the company also labelled it as the “World’s Thinnest”. But apparently, that isn’t true, not even the thinnest one can be seen at CES, as Lenovo also revealed K900 with slim 6.9mm profile. The only special thing that we found on Grand is the 4G LTE, and it seems like it’s the first 5-inch smartphone from China that announced with 4G LTE connectivity at CES this year. More info after the break.
ASUS Qube just sounds about the same as Nexus Q, but it seems to have a better prospect than Google’s own creation. It’s powered by Google TV but with ASUS’s own customization “Qube interface”, which is quite surprising to see since we were expecting the Qube to be the “Nexus” Google TV device. The black diagonal designed Qube will come with some snazzy sounding features, including motion sensing via remote control and voice control for opening apps as well as for surfing the Web and TV channels on a rotating on-screen cube shape inteface. Users will also be able to access to Google Play Store to download games and apps on your TV. And of course, not to miss out, that means it will include over 100,000 TV shows and movies through Google TV, which includes Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go and a lot more.
Here’s a quirky thing from ASUS at this year CES, dubbed Transformer AiO. But to certain extent, you can’t call this 18.4-inch behemoth a desktop computer, because the screen can actually be detached from the stand base and served as a giant slate. User can toggling between both Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean seamlessly whether it’s docked or in “tablet” mode. Noteworthy, the tablet will run a quad-core Tegra 3 when operating in Android, and it will be powered by a 3rd gen Intel core processor with NVIDIA GT 730M graphics when operating in Windows mode. Cool, huh? Hands-on photos and video after the break.
Say hello to Huawei Ascend D2, the company’s first 5-inch smartphone. It’s slightly smaller than the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate, but its specs sheet is more endearing than the giant phone. The Huawei Ascend D2 crams a 5-inch 1080p display with a crazy high density of 443 ppi and it has a Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core processor that maxes out at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on board storage under the hood. No card slot for expansion. There is a sharp and fast 13-megapixel camera positioned on its back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter enables video conversations. You’ll find a beefy 3,000mAh battery that allegedly to provide two-days of battery life. Also, the phone will come with Huawei’s Emotion UI, an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based custom ROM, by default.
Lenovo just added another new addition to its Thinkpad lineup, the Thinkpad Helix. It’s a flippable 11.6-inch Ultrabook that works similar to the famous ThinkPad Yoga. But the quirky thing about Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix is, it can serve as a standalone tablet, an Ultrabook or a presentation station, thanks to the reversible docking port. Lenovo called this cool feature as “rip and flip” touchscreen, making it ideal for watching movies when you’re in a cramped airplane seat. Find out more after the break.
One dead and five other, including an old lady who had her nose hacked off, injured in an unanticipated misfortune on a street in Shenzhen. A 21 years old young man from Jiangxi province became weary and crazy after struggling to find a job in Shenzhen. He bought a kitchen knife and randomly chopped people on the street to vent anger and take revenge on the society. Video after the break.
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