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Purported Xiaomi Arch, curved glass flagship leaked

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi News | 4 comments
xiaomi arch

Could Xiaomi’s Mi5 be codenamed the ‘Arch’ and boast a curved front glass panel? Take a look at this leak and let us know what you think!

4GB RAM Bluboo Xtouch, gets Sapphire glass and Helio X10 chip – rival to the Op2?

Posted on in Bluboo, news, Phones | 8 comments
bluboo xtouch

Phone maker Bluboo will be adding a touch of added protection to their new Xtouch by way of a 5-inch Sapphire glass panel.

Poll: Now the OnePlus 2 has launched have you changed your mind?

Posted on in news, OnePlus, Phones | 76 comments
oneplus 2 style swap

We recently held a poll asking if our readers would buy the OnePlus 2, you can find the surprising results here along with a new poll asking what you think now the phone is official.

OnePlus 2 officially launched, here are all the specs

Posted on in Launch, news, OnePlus, Phones | 97 comments
oneplus 2 hero

The phone that was on many of our lips has finally launched, so has the wait for the OnePlus 2 been worth it? Learn the full specs for the new flagship killer here.

More ZUK Z1 renders plus possible price tag

Posted on in news, Phones, Siswoo | 10 comments
zuk z1

The ZUK Z1 wasn’t recently spotted on TENAA showing the full design of the phone, now renders give us a little more details and a little bird has hinted at a price.

Update: OnePlus 2 spotted in 2 videos showing Antutu and Design

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, OnePlus, Phones, Tech | 65 comments
oneplus 2 leaked

If you were hoping those fugly TENAA leaks weren’t the real deal then perhaps you should look away now, as a new video shows a device matching the design of the OnePlus 2 having an Antutu workout.

Everything we know about the OnePlus 2 ahead of tomorrow’s launch

Posted on in Launch, news, OnePlus, Phones | 8 comments
oneplus 2

In less than 24 hours we will see the launch of the OnePlus 2 “2016 Flagship killer” so before the excitement really begins let’s go over what we already know about this 2nd gen flagship.

Borderless Xiaomi Mi5 prototype spy photo

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi News | 25 comments
xiaomi mi5 leaked

As the year draws on, Xiaomi fans are turning their attention to the upcoming Xiaomi Mi5 launch and what it may hold. Perhaps this spy photo is the first hint as what to expect?

Exclusive: 2K, MT6795 Elephone Vowney first hands on video

Posted on in Elephone, news, Phones | 39 comments
elephone vowney hands on video

First hands on video of the Elephone Vowney flagship show off the phones design and fingerprint function.

Breaking: ZUK Z1 seen at TENAA with Snapdragon 808 chipset and physical home button

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, ZUK | 44 comments
zuk z1 tenaa

It’s a ZUK kind of day today, with leaks from the company CEO, confirmed launch dates and now TENAA documents leaking more details of the phone.

ZUK will hold domestic and international ZUK Z1 launches next month

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, ZUK | 5 comments
ZUK Z1 Rear

ZUK have confirmed the official dates for both their domestic and international launch events which will be held next month.

Meizu MX5 owners are facing AMOLED display issues

Posted on in Meizu News, news, Phones | 28 comments
meizu mx5 vs ulefone betouch 2 screen

Along with the addition of a fingerprint scanner and a new unibody alloy design, the Meizu MX5 also received an AMOLED display, but owners in China are seriously unhappy with the panel.

Ears on review: Xiaomi Piston 3 headphones

Posted on in Reviews | 27 comments

Xiaomi’s version 3 of the piston range sees a complete redesign, higher weight and much comfier feel. Learn more in our ears on review.

First look of the ZUK Z1 gives a nod to high end design and build

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, ZUK | 14 comments
zuk z1 render

ZUK bosses have revealed the first partial render of the upcoming flagship phone today, with a nod toward high-end design.

Poll: will you buy the OnePlus 2?

Posted on in news, OnePlus, Phones | 46 comments
oneplus 2 leaked

With only a few days left before the launch of the OnePlus 2 there are surely a few people out there who have decided if they will go for the next gen flagship killer. Are you going to be one of the next OP owners?

Leadcore powered Xiaomi Redmi 2A goes on sale for 499 Yuan

Posted on in news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 7 comments
leadcore Xiaomi redmi 2a

Xiaomi’s Lei Jun has Tweeted that the next Xiaomi Redmi 2A will go on sale at just 499 Yuan with Chinese made Leadcore processor.

UMi Hammer S will cost $129.99 with USB Type C and fingerprint scanner

Posted on in news, Phones, Umi | 8 comments
umi hammer s

After leaked photos of the UMi Hammer S were published yesterday, UMi have revealed pricing and partial specifications for the phone over on Facebook.

ZTE send out launch invitations and attack Meizu in the process

Posted on in Launch, Meizu News, news, Phones, ZTE | 14 comments
zte attack meizu

It appears there is no love lost between ZTE and Meizu, as the global phone giant attack the Zhuhai based phone maker with launch invitations for their latest ZTE V5 model.

Vivo dipping in to the budget phone market with Vivo Y33

Posted on in news, Phones, Vivo | 12 comments
vivo y33

Vivo have confirmed a lower than normal price for their Vivo Y33 smartphone with a RRP of 1198 Yuan ($192).

Breaking: Alleged OnePlus 2 spotted at China’s FCC

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, OnePlus, Phones | 34 comments
oneplus 2 leaked

This is the leak that OnePlus 2 fans have been patiently waiting for! The first sighting of the OnePlus 2 on China’s TENAA network approval site.