Those who have been waiting to buy a cheap Nexus 4 in Hong Kong would probably get upset by now, because some troubling reports are starting to appear. A poster from Wilson (a smartphone vendor) showed up several days ago that a 16GB version Nexus 4 will be selling at HKD$4398 (US$567), meaning it will be twice as expensive as Google’s online offering. In addition, LG has invited Hong Kong media to an announcement on the 11 December, it’s expecting to hear the white color version Nexus 4 to be announced as well.
This is pretty surprising. OPPO is scheduled to unmask the Find 5 on the 12th in Beijing. But while you’re still guessing what’s the fifth elements indicate, the specs sheet of OPPO Find 5 has already been posted on www.oppousa.com! It will come with a 5-inch Full HD display with 441ppi, runs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, pairs up with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. The specs sheet also revealed it will include a 2,500mAh battery, NFC capability and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other than the leakage, we also have some exclusive info to tell you after the break.
Qualcomm has been preparing to gain market share in China, where the company had customized its chipsets and lowered its pricing to cater Chinese wireless operator’s networks and local smartphone makers. Today, the industry leader announced expansion of the S4 line with two new quad-core Snapdragons destined China — MSM8226 and MSM8626 CPUs, which will allow more high-end smartphones to emerge from local smartphone makers.
To survive in the fierce competition of Chinese mobile market, the phone makers in China are trying to imitate everything from Apple. We have attended Meizu MX2 launch party in Beijing, which was considered to be another equivalent to Apple’s keynote event. Previously, we remembered CNN has mentioned that Meizu was formerly the coveted smartphone brand in China, but that mantle has passed on to Xiaomi which — like Apple — masterfully markets its technology like a lifestyle. But now we believe Meizu has strike back, which proved they can host a better Apple keynote knockoff in China. After having a preview video of Meizu MX2, we’ve made another video to take you through the magnificent Meizu MX2 launch event inside Beijing WaterCube. Meanwhile, we will look at Meizu MX2 in more details and how Meizu gives Xiaomi a big punch.
Lenovo which is currently No. 2 smartphone vendor in its home market will take advantage of branding, distribution channel and price positioning to become top player in 2013. The Chinese PC maker was the only local smartphone player able to compete with top global brands in China. The company’s smartphone is targeted at the mid-to-lower end market where global brands are less competitive. Previously, Lenovo bumped long-time top PC vendor, Hewlett-Packard, off its number one position …
Five-inch smartphones are gradually becoming the new mainstream. Back in June, Lenovo launched a 5-inch Android handset called S880. Today, its successor LePhone S890 gets an official debut in China. No doubt, Lenovo S890 has a big improvement on its hardware, but the best part is its price remains the same as its predecessor at 1,999 yuan ($322). Specs and other details after the break.
Chinese famous DVD player maker BBK just launches a smartphone in Beijing. As expected, Vivo X1 is an audio focused smartphone with a super slim body at 6.55mm, which means it took over OPPO Finder as the world’s thinnest smartphone. We’re saying it looks like an iPhone 5 is because its back cover’s design reminds us all the previous iPhone 5’s rumors — two-tone design and the tear-drop design. Furthermore, Vivo X1 also comes with an iTune-like UI and Siri-like voice assistant. If you wish to know more, check it out after the break.
Google’s Android platform has taken more than 70% share of the global smartphone market. In the Chinese market, it owned more than 90% of China’s smartphone market, which is up from 58.2% in third-quarter of 2011. The increase in percentage is because there’re more Chinese companies focuses on making smartphone over the year and China’s homegrown smartphone makers (Such as Xiaomi, Meizu and OPPO) are getting more reliable and recognizable.
Alright, guys. This may sounds a bit ridiculous. But “Big Cola” is a new Chinese smartphone brand, which is an English translation of the company’s name “Dakele” in Chinese. The company recently held a launch event in Beijing and announced a 5-inch smartphone that only priced at 999 yuan (around USD$160). At this price point, Big Cola smartphone could offer you a 5-inch 960×640 display, a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB ROM, 5.0 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2,450 mAh battery and runs Android 4.0. More info after the break.
Here’s a good news for all consumers. ZTE just launched the cheapest quad-core phone named ZTE U950. It packs a 1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor pairs with 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, a 5.0 MP rear shooter (support 1080p video recording), a 0.3 megapixel front-facing cam, a 2,000 mAh battery and Android 4.0 ICS. But the down side is, it only comes with a 4.3-inch display with 800×480 resolution. Check out more info after the break.
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