The world’s thinnest smartphone, Oppo Finder, will be soon available for sale in China and the price is very attractive, just 2,498 yuan (about $395). No contract is required and that’s almost half the price of an iPhone. More photos of Oppo’s press conference after the break.
We’ve seen a flood of Windows 8 devices so far at Computex, and we think there’s no way they aren’t going to suck, especially the ASUS AiO — who wants to hold a 18-inch tablet on his hands? On the other side, the Android devices look cool on the Computex show floor, and we think the Chinese branded Android phones look not-so-bad. So, if you’re in the market for a cheap Android phone with satisfactory performance, start with this short list of Chinese-branded Android phones from Gigabyte, Acer, and Malata which have been showcased at Computex.
Eguan (a leading data research company in China) has published marketshare data for smartphone operating system in China in the first quarter of 2012. According to the data provided, Android is still on the rise – and it’s a fairly steady climb from 68.4% up to 76.7%. On the other hand, Symbian smartphone market share has decreased, and iOS came behind Symbian.
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.
It’s a pleasant surprise to see Japanese electronics maker NEC re-entering the mobile terminal market in China after a six-year respite. Recently, NEC held a press conference in Beijing and the company announced it will provide mobile phone-based cloud computing services to corporate users and sell smartphones at retail stores. With the new 909e, NEC hopes the Chinese will love this waterproof, dustproof and shockproof Android smartphone that can withstand any conditions. More photos and video after the break.
For the past several months, Chinese smartphone makers have introduced a lot of great smartphones for people who could not afford an iPhone. These Chinese branded smartphones are pretty good in providing enthusiast-class performance on a budget and we are going to give you a quick run down of their features. You will definitely fall in love with one of them.
Chinese low-end smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced that they will team up with China Unicom to offer the Xiaomi Phone through the telecom operator, just like what Apple did. And guess what, the company sold out all of its inventory of 100,000 Xiaomi phones in three hours when the company started a new round of online sales. This record is definitely comparable to what Apple achieved for the sales of iPhone 4 or 4S.
Had about 10+ emails asking us for some comparison between Meizu MX and other top smartphones these days, so we figured out we would spend some time to collect the results of tests that are done by Chinese tech sites who have got their hands on the Meizu MX. So, most of our readers want to know how does that new eight megapixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture lens make MX an appealing upgrade from Meizu’s last generation Android phone M9. And most importantly, how does the MX’s camera stack up against competition with Apple’s iPhone 4S and the super affordable Xiaomi? Jump past the break to see the results, and check out “our” comprehensive MX sample gallery below.
Here’s the Meizu MX, the successor to one of the most popular Android handsets in China, the M9. So, here’s our complete unboxing and hands-on impressions on this “Designed in China, Made in China” Android smartphone. Read on to see how it takes on the iPhone 4S, Galaxy Nexus and Xiaomi!
Just like Alibaba, Tencent is following the same pace to launch their own Android handset with K-Touch (A Chinese smartphone manufacturer). The device dubbed as W808W “iQQ”, which dressed up in Android-based iQQ mobile OS. Specs after the break.
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