Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC yesterday launched its new flagship smartphone in its home ground market as the company adopts new marketing strategies to regain the share of the market it has lost to rivals. Taiwan is the first Asian country in which HTC launched the new model, the company plans to introduce the new smartphone to Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific (including Beijing) before the end of the April. The new phone will be the company’s only flagship product launched this year, as it aims to focus on quality rather than quantity in the fiercely competitive global smartphone market. Under a two-year contract, Taiwan users can own the phone at no cost by paying a minimum monthly subscription fee of between NT$2,199 and NT$2,540 (US$74-85) to local telecom carriers …
It has been announced for almost a month already, and it is ZTE’s new showstopper. It boasts some impressive specs: a beautiful 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor and a 13mp rear shooter using Konica Minolta optics. Its aluminum chassis is merely 7.6mm thick, which is extremely thin comparing to the other 5-inch smartphones. However, the downside is it’s not as cheap as like other handsets from Chinese manufacturers. It will set you back 3,456 yuan (US$550) for the aluminum model and 7,890 yuan (US$1,260) for the titanium version. If the price tag did not bother you, then you would have to wait until ZTE launches the device outside China. The time frame is not confirmed yet, but ZTE promised it’ll release sometimes in the first quarter of 2013 and the international version will have support for 4G LTE network. We have a photo gallery of the Nubia Z5 aluminum model to show you after the break.
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!
Goophone i5 is a brilliant iPhone 5 knockoff which launched in China before Apple announced the iPhone 5. Recently, the Chinese media got the knockoff device and it’s just funny to see the Goophone i5 is packed inside a secret agent-style aluminum alloy suitcase. Why is the knockoff maker invest so much money on its packaging? More photos after the break.
Huawei’s Ascend P1, which was first unveiled at CES, has already gone on sale in China. The thin and sexy new phone is selling for 2900 yuan (US$455) in Chinese market, without a contract. Price isn’t cheap consider it has only 4GB of internal memory, you are properly paying for the gorgeous screen and sleek design. The Ascend P1 powered by a dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460 chip) and run the latest Android 4.0 ICS. It features a 4.3 inch qHD (960 x 540) super AMOLED display, 1GB of RAM, and the thickness measured at 7.69mm. Other feathures included 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with full HD video recording, dual-LED flashes and micro SD card slot. Ascend P1 will comes in three color, black, white, and pink. Check out the unboxing photo below …
We have been waiting for about a month since Oppo leaked two new models of Android phone, including OPPO Find 3 and R807. Well, Find 3 has officially announced last week and today it had finally arrived to some Chinese tech sites. Let’s hope it doesn’t bring us with any disappointment. Enjoy the review after the break.
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!
Finally, here’s an unboxing and hands-on video of the new iPod touch in white. Someone in China got the new white iPod touch, and he seems to be excited about it while we are not (we actually have it a month ago). This model still carries the Apple A4 chip and is basically identical to the fourth-gen you already know and love. The only difference besides color is the fact that this model ships with iOS 5 pre-installed. So, head on past the break if you are thinking to pick the white one.
Like all other phones, Xiaomi phone also gets unboxed and dissected! Previously, we found out the real cost of Xiaomi phone is just about the same cost of an iPhone 4 and it is selling much cheaper. In the following, we managed to post several videos which including dissection, composition and its body strength experimentation. Enjoy!
We are surprised to see another white iPhone 4 owned by a Chinese. But is that truly white iPhone 4? We don’t know. Those images were spotted from a Sina Microblog user called “leo123leo”, and there is an unboxing video uploaded to Youku, watch it after the break.
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