We have been looking at the availability of Chinese smartphones on Amazon. Here are the top 10 Chinese phones you can buy right now.
It was once a tricky task to get your hands on a Chinese phone, but now there are more ways than ever and Amazon is an often overlooked option. There are 100’s of Chinese phones available on Amazon, but we have picked the top 10 you can buy now
The rumor mill followed Samsung's choice of chipset for the Galaxy S6 duo in great detail. Leaked benchmarks show that going with its in-house Exynos 7420 chipset was a solid decision. The chipset is built on the company's 14nm process and includes four Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57 cores.
The Galaxy S6 scored impressive results in AnTuTu, now the Galaxy S6 Edge has visited Geekbench. Both flagships use the Exynos 7420 and if these scores are correct, they will run laps around Snapdragon 810-based devices.
Qualcomm's intermediate top dog has the same processor setup, 4x A53 plus 4x A57, but is made on a 20nm process. It's really there to tide things over until Qualcomm's in-house CPU designs (dubbed Taipan) are ready.
Here's how the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge would stack up against some old and current competition. The LG G Flex 2 score is from when we first met the device at CES, so that was on pre-release software.
Of course, until we're holding a Galaxy S6 Edge in our hands we can't verify that the score is real. That day is fast approaching, the Galaxy S6 duo will be unveiled in early March.
As Apple gears up for the release of the Watch, the competition seems to be warming up for the 2015 wearable market as well. Market analysts predict that the Apple Watch might not face any real threats this year and that the gadget in question will dominate the smartwatch market, posing “multiple-year leadership over competition“.
Then again there’s still plenty of time for other manufacturers to pick up the pace and deliver great sequels or brand new wearables in the foreseeable future, and apparently one of the companies who still has big plans for the smartwatch market is ASUS. Check back after the break for the full story.
Back in January, we have reported that ASUS’ upcoming smartwatch is planned to change the game in terms of battery life. This is one of the areas where wearables suffer and ASUS knows this. Having a wearable whose battery can’t keep the internals up and running for more than two days (in the more fortunate cases) isn’t something to brag about, and it’s very likely that Apple might face the same problem with its own Watch.
ASUS on the other hand seems to be having great plans for improving battery life on its wearable devices. Last month it was reported that the ZenWatch sequel will aim at delivering up to 7 days of battery life, but at that time it wasn’t clear how the company might want to achieve these figures.
Now a fresh report from the company’s homeland suggests that ASUS could be working on a new smartwatch featuring a different operating system than Android Wear, and a new MediaTek SoC which is currently in development. Reportedly, employing this new OS will be one of the steps necessary to achieve longer battery life, said CEO Jerry Shen on Friday.
Interestingly enough though, ASUS will continue to work with Google on Android Wear so it’s possible that the ZenWatch sequel might come in two main flavors: one powered by Google and the other one by the new operating system. Whether or not these gadgets will share the same hardware characteristics remains to be seen. Until we find out more, what would you say to a new ASUS ZenWatch running a different OS?
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We’ve been shipping the OnePlus One for half a year, and nowadays we’re bumping into lots of people using it when we’re out and about. It’s incredibly exciting for us, but we always strive to do better. Although we have an active and supportive fanbase, a lot of people have interest in the One but have told us that it’s just too difficult to buy. We believe that great things should be shared. Thus, it’s been our goal from the beginning to put our products into the hands of as many people as possible.
Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring new ways of making the OnePlus One easier to purchase. The overall amount of available invites has increased significantly, but we’ve also held pre-order and open sales events, allowing for purchases without the need for an invite. During these events, we have been collecting data and fine-tuning our production schedules.
Today, we’re glad to announce that we’re making it even easier to buy the One.
Every Tuesday, we will open up sales for 24 hours, starting at 8 am London time (midnight in Los Angeles; 4 pm in Hong Kong). The OnePlus One will be available without an invite in both 16GB Silk White and 64GB Sandstone Black.
This doesn’t mean that our beloved invite system is going away, and it will continue to be the standard method for purchasing the One during the remaining 6 days of the week. And, you will still receive invites to share with friends whenever you buy a One, even on Tuesdays.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten about our amazing friends in India. We arrived in India to overwhelming support 10 weeks ago, and we are celebrating this milestone with a special open sales event. On February 10 at 10 AM (IST), you can purchase the One from Amazon.in without an invite. Mark your calendars, as this is a one-time event and stock is limited.
As a young tech startup, we’re constantly experimenting, iterating and improving. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and coming with us on this journey. We wouldn’t be where we are without you, and you are all as much a part of OnePlus as we are.
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The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be the world's first Ubuntu Phone when it goes on sale in Europe on Monday 9 February, after years of false starts and broken promises.
It comes with a 4.5-inch QHD display, a MediaTek Quad Core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 5-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera.
Ubuntu Phone looks set to shake up the way we interact with our smartphones and the apps we've installed on them. Rather than laying out all the apps separately in grids as with Android and iOS, Ubuntu Phone is bringing in the revolutionary idea of "Scopes", which as Cristian Parrino, VP of Mobile at Canonical claims, is "a game changer".
Ubuntu Phone is looking to integrate content and services via "Scopes", which will integrate various apps and services into an easy to use interface, so users don't have to scroll through screens of icons.
For example the NearBy scope will aggregate local services centred around where you are and what you're doing, giving you reviews of local restaurants nearby, as well as the weather in your area. It should mean you no longer have to open up separate apps or web pages to view all of this information.
It will go on sale exclusively across Europe for €169.90 (around £127, $194, AU$249) on Monday 9 February in a flash sale. The website for the sale and the exact time the virtual doors will open will be revealed on @Ubuntu and @bqreaders on Twitter.
If you want to get your hands on one, you'll need to be quick as there will only be a limited amount of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition devices available on Monday. Rodrigo del Prado, Deputy Director General of BQ, told us that further flash sales, and then more widespread availability across Europe will follow in the next two to three weeks.
A number of networks in Europe such as amena.com, giffgaff, and Portugal Telecom will offer SIM bundles with the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition.
The first of many?
We spoke to Cristian Parrino, VP of Mobile at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Phone, who told use that "Launching a new product is a journey, this is the first step", and that for the time being Canonical is focusing on early adopters who are bored of iOS and Android, rather than fighting for shelf space among more well known brands.
Time will tell if this direction will pay off and Ubuntu Phone can get the attention of disgruntled iOS and Android users.
Lenovo conducted its second flash sale of the A6000 and it was as an unmitigated success. The affordable LTE-enabled smartphone went up for sale of Flipkart in India and 20,000 units were snatched in a matter of three seconds.
This is becoming a norm for this particular handset as last Wednesday (January 28) the initial flash sale event saw 10,000 phone sales in just two seconds. The particular sales model seem to be so effective that Lenovo has already announced its intention to have a third round on February 11.
Willing customers, who have missed the narrow window to get their hands on the A6000 need to register for the shopping frenzy. The manufacturer did not reveal how many units will be going on sale next week, but judging from the avalanche of sales the number of available units should be ramped-up even higher.
The Lenovo A6000 is a decent mid-range offer, built-around a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 chipset with four Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.2 GHz. It comes equipped with 1GB pf RAM and 8GB internal memory and boasts a 5.0-inch 720p IPS screen.
Cameras are an 8MP main shooter and 2MP front one. The device is dual-SIM supporting and comes with Dual-Mode LTE (TD-LTE Band 40 and FD-LTE Band 20), WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Lenovo's own Vibe UI 2.0 on top.
The Lenovo A6000 currently retails for INR 6,999 or about $113. This is an awesome deal for an LTE device and it's no wonder the handset is taking the developing India market by storm. The push continues to deliver high-tech current technology on a budget to this new emerging huge market and Lenovo is definitely on the right track along with ambitious undertakings such as Android One.
Speculations over Xiaomi manufacturing phones in India are once again heating up. According to a report in Digitimes, Chinese OEM Inventec is planning to set up production lines at a leased factory in Chennai. The plant is likely to be Nokia's idle plant in Chennai.
Though Inventenc refused to disclose the devices it will manufacture at the Chennai plant, the report said "the production lines are likely to roll out smartphones and other devices for China-based Xiaomi Technology initially, according to industry watchers."
The production is likely to begin at the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2015.
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi also recently announced plans to set up a research and development unit in Bangalore, its first such facility outside of its home country.
"We have always stated that India is one of our most important markets. We are in process of signing the lease on a facility in Bangalore, which will be our R&D unit. This is the first one outside China," Xiaomi India head Manu Jain said.
Work on the facility is expected to commence by the end of March and in the next few months, it will be operational, Jain added.
Besides, Xiaomi is also looking at bringing in its own e-commerce website into the country to sell its products here.
India is one of the largest markets for Xiaomi outside of China.
Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, Xiaomi is often referred to as the 'Apple of China' and featured in Boston Consulting Group's top 50 most innovative companies in the world list last year.
About two weeks back, Meizu unveiled its latest budget smartphone, the Meizu M1 to take on the best selling Xiaomi Redmi 2.
The company made sure that its device was better than Xiaomi’s phone in almost every aspect at the exact same price tag. So, we expected tremendous response when the Meizu M1 went for sale earlier today.
Today, at exactly 10:00 am Meizu’s new device was available for purchase. And unsurprisingly, by 10:01, the device was sold out. Yes, those who tried to purchase the device 1 minute into the sale, came out disappointed. This kind of response for a phone with good specifications is not at all surprising. We have already seen Xiaomi’s affordable devices getting sold out within minutes and now, it seems Meizu too is enjoying that kind of popularity.
A few minutes into the sale, Meizu confirmed that the device was sold out in a minute. The company even claims that all the 100,000 orders are legitimate as it is said that the company used an anti-fraud filter to make sure that there orders were real. However, Meizu did not explain how this filter worked.
To recap, the Meizu M1 comes with the new MT6732 64-bit 1.5Ghz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of expandable ROM. There’s is a 5-inch screen on the front with 1280 x 768 resolution and gorilla glass 3 protection. There’s 13MP+8MP dual cameras on the device with single LED flash at the back. The company recently reduced the battery capacity from 2610mAh to 2500mAh. Finally, the device will support 4G LTE networks, which makes it a very attractive package for its 699 Yuan i.e. $112 price tag.
As you know, Elephone P3000s should pack Sony camera sensor. However, we'd like to inform you that some of P3000s use OmniVision sensor instead. The phone ran out of stock several times since release. In order to make sure the phones will be delivered on time, we had to expand our production capacity by cooperating with two camera suppliers. So there are two kinds of camera sensor on P3000s. We appreciate your understanding and support