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Nubia Z9 has a spy photo shoot at MWC

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, MWC 2015, news, Nubia, Phones, Tech | 5 comments

While at MWC I had heard a rumour that the Nubia Z9 was on site, but after a good search around the ZTE and Qualcomm stand turned up nothing I gave up, but someone found it.

iOcean X9 posted on iOcean’s official Facebook

Posted on in iOcean, Launch, news, Phones | 3 comments
iocean x9

If you though the X range from iOcean became extinct when the Rock hit think again! A post on the official iOcean Facebook page shows the upcoming iOcean X9.

Ulefone rumoured to be launching the Ulefone Be Pro Mini

Posted on in Launch, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Ulefone | 3 comments
ulefone be pro mini

Purported leaked renders from Ulefone claim that the Chinese phone maker is ready to release a mini version of their popular Ulefone Be Pro flagship.

Mlais M52 Red Note MT6752 will go on sale later this month starting from $149.99

Posted on in Launch, Mlais, news, Phones | 10 comments
mlais m52 red note

Mlais have confirmed that their Mlais M52 Red Note, aka the cheapest octacore MT6752 phone will go on sale before the end of the month from $149.99.

MWC: IUNI U3 Mini hands on

Posted on in IUNI, MWC 2015, news, Phones | 18 comments
iuni u3 mini

While browsing the Gionee stand I was surprised to see that IUNI were also present and had their new IUNI U3 Mini on show.

OnePlus to launch new mystery product in April

Posted on in Launch, news, OnePlus, Phones | 5 comments

OnePlus have a new device ready for a launch in April, but before you start guessing what it might be let us tell you what it isn’t first.

MWC: Huawei Watch could cost as much as $1000!

Posted on in Huawei, Launch, MWC 2015, news | 5 comments
huawei watch

While I visited the Huawei booth at MWC this week, the design of the product quizzed me on what pricing I thought would be reasonable for their new Android Wear device, but I was not expecting a price as high as this! forced to rename, now called

Posted on in news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 6 comments have been a favourite store of ours to buy the latest Xiaomi phones, and accessories, but under pressure from Xiaomi in China have been forced to change the name of their store.

Update: Xiaomi Yi Action camera listed on reseller site for $84.99

Posted on in Launch, news, Xiaomi News | 6 comments
xiaomi yi action camera

Xiaomi revealed their action camera earlier this week and already international resellers are listing the compact camera for pre-order.

MWC: Doogee Ibiza F2 and Ironbone models unveiled

Posted on in Doogee, MWC 2015, news, Phones | 17 comments
doogee mwc

MWC attracts smartphone brands of all sizes and from all over the world and we were not surprised to see Chinese phone maker Doogee in attendance with two new models.

MWC: Huawei Mediapad X2, LTE tablet

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huawei mediapad x2

Huawei’s latest tablet isn’t much larger than the biggest flagship phones and you can even make phone calls on it? Is this really a small tablet or a large phablet?

MWC: Lenovo Vibe Shot first impressions and hands on

Posted on in Launch, Lenovo, MWC 2015, news, Phones | 23 comments
lenovo vibe shot

Lenovo’s first camera centric phones goes on display at MWC and I got some hands on time with it, keep reading for more information.

MWC: ZTE Sports Camera

Posted on in MWC 2015, news, Tech, ZTE | 3 comments
zte sports camera

Xiaomi aren’t the only ones to have a new sports action camera this week, ZTE also had their first such device on display at MWC.

MWC: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hands on and first impressions

Posted on in Android, MWC 2015, news, Phones, Samsung, Tech | 12 comments
samsung galaxy s6 edge

Samsung’s latest addition to the Galaxy range sports a curved display bring content to the edges of the phone, it looks great in photos but what is it like in person?

MWC: Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition first impressions

Posted on in Launch, Meizu News, MWC 2015, news, Phones | 14 comments
meizu mx4 ubuntu

The Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 is was the device I really wanted to get my hands on at MWC. Keep reading for my first impressions of the Meizu’s latest below.

MWC: Gionee Elife S7 first impressions

Posted on in Gionee, Launch, MWC 2015, news, Phones | 17 comments
gionee elife s7

Gionee’s latest (and greatest?) Android smartphone was unveiled at MWC. The 5.5mm Gionee Elife S7 is a quality looking smartphone, but how does it feel and run once in the hand?

MWC: Asus ZenFone 2 First Impressions

Posted on in Asus, MWC 2015, news, Phones, Tech | 14 comments
Asus zenfone 2

At CES the Asus Zenfone 2 was one of the big surprises of the show, boasting amazing hardware at a great price, but do the expectations live up to the reality.

MWC: Huawei Watch First Impressions

Posted on in Android, Huawei, MWC 2015, news, Tech, Wearable | 6 comments
huawei watch

Huawei released their first ever Android watch at MWC and we got some hands on time with it. Here are our thoughts.

MWC: Snail Gaming Console and phone

Posted on in MWC 2015, news, Phones | 16 comments
snail obox

Known to be one of the slower animals on the planet, the Snail has now lent its name to a new Android console hardware maker from China.

ZTE Grand S3 takes security to a new level with eye scanner

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, ZTE | 13 comments
zte grand s3

Security plays a big part in phone design and specification, and ZTE have taken it up a notch with an eye scanner in the new ZTE Grand S3.