If you are our reader, you should know that we wrote a lot of articles about knockoff, and knockoff new has been one of the most important elements of our blog. Today, the last day of 2012, we’d like to take a moment and look back at the coolest knockoff of 2012 including the clone of iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Steve Jobs wax figure. Sit back and enjoy!
Smartphone makers are getting insane of making 5-inch smartphone with 1080p display, so it should come as no surprise that China’s ZTE is, too. Call it “Nubia Z5″. It’s pretty similar to HTC Butterfly (known as HTC Droid DNA in U.S.) and Oppo Find 5 that opted a 5-inch Full HD display, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdrago S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset and 2GB of RAM. Rumors are saying ZTE’s Nubia Z5 will have a slim chassis measured at 7.6mm in thickness, meaning it should be thinner than OPPO Find 5 and HTC Butterfly! Isn’t that exciting?
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.
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.
In the last summer, we took part in a three days trip with Meizu’s fans and their staffs. Within the three days of vacation, we toured Meizu’s headquarter in Zhuhai, attended to the Meizu MX’s launch event in Guangzhou and went to a mysterious island somewhere in the South China Sea. We have made a special video for this trip, and it will show you how a Chinese smartphone brand connected with their users. Hope you guys would like it…=)
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.
Huawei held a launch event in Beijing this afternoon. And sadly, there isn’t a 6.1-inch giant phone to be found. But the good news is, Huawei Honor II has been announced. Honor II is a 4.5-inch quad-core phone with an amazingly low price tag at 1,888 yuan ($305). We’re totally stunned! It’s even cheaper than Xiaomi’s quad-core phone. Check out the launch event and a review of Huawei Honor II after the break.
Samsung Galaxy Note II may have sparked new wave of rise in “phablet”. Huawei seems to have intention of stepping into this niche market. The chairman of Huawei Yu Chengdong recently disclosed on his official Sina Weibo that the company will hold a launch event in Beijing on the 29th of October (next Monday). The giant phone is rumored to be dubbed as “Ascend Mate”, which will come with a 6.1-inch Full HD display, a 1.8GHz Huawei’s homegrown quad-core processor (Hisilicon K3V3), 2GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery and run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More info after the break.
You should be familiar with Huawei Ascend P1 and Ascend P1S, where the P1S has already labelled as the world’s thinnest smartphone. And today, Huawei is announcing Ascend P1 and started to sell it in China, however they have all been sold out!
Nokia is finally announcing the Lumia phones in China today! The event held in Beijing at a historical place called Yong Ding Men (永定門). What a good news for the folks in China! They have been waiting for almost half a year since the Finnish phone maker announced Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 in London back in September 2011. So let’s see what Nokia brings to China after the jump…
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