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Top 10 ways to keep up with the latest from

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GizChina is always expanding and adding more to its network for you the Chinese tech fan to get the latest and greatest news as and when you need it. Here are the top 10 ways you can keep up to date with

Energy Monster Ulefone Power To Pack 6200mAh Battery first images

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Joining the leagues of huge battery power phones is Ulefone who revealed today that their Ulefone Power will boast a massive 6200mAh battery.

Zeaplus S2 wearable costs just $49

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zeaplus watch

Following on from their basic Mi Band styled wearable, Zeaplus have also launched a more luxurious watch for people needing a little more class and functionality.

Breaking: UMi Zero 2 to get dual screen design! Coming 1st September

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umi zero 2 teaser

For those of you following UMi, you have no doubt been impressed by the UMi Iron specifications, but the UMi Zero 2 goes a step further with dual screen design!

UMi Iron hands on and first impressions

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The UMi Iron is a daring move for UMi. A device with good hardware and tons of added features, but have the phone maker managed to pull it off? Find our what we think in our UMi Iron hands on and first impressions.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 “leaks” look to be made from Meizu MX5 photos

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Xiaomi might have dropped the ball with the Xiaomi Mi 4i, but we doubt they would resort to stealing the design of the Meizu MX5 for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 as this “leak” would have us believe. I don’t know if I am being too suspicious here, but the above image is quite clearly […]

Purported render of an all metal OnePlus 2 hits Weibo

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oneplus 2 render

Bags of salt at the ready? Good! It’s time to take a pinch now as another purported leaked image of the OnePlus 2 hits the news.

Ulefone Power will enjoy a battery nearly 90% the size of the phone

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ulefone power

It’s a battery war and Ulefone are getting involved by bringing out the big guns. The rumoured Ulefone Power with huge battery power.

Android 5.0 Lollipop now available for the Siswoo i7 Cooper

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Back at the start of the year a new Chinese phone maker arrived on the scene with a few new phones. Siswoo have managed to make all the right noises so far and are now rolling out Lollipop updates for some devices.

Xiaomi Mi 4i source code released, Mi 4i fans rejoice!

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If you have read the reviews of the Xiaomi Mi 4i then I’m sure you have realised it is an amazing piece of hardware just let down by the OS, this could now all hopefully change.

Three versions of the OnePlus 2 to launch with 3-4GB RAM

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The OnePlus 2 launch is coming up later this month and with an imminent launch the phone is now going through certification processes where it three version of the phone have been leaked.

iOcean X9 hands on and first impressions

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We get our hands on the iOcean X9, currently the only 5-inch phone boasting the powerful Mediatek MT6752 chipset.

Hands on with the Blackview Hero 1 action camera

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blackview hero 1 action camera

With summer here you will want to be getting out in the sun and enjoying some outdoor fun, and what better way to capture the action with one of the new breed Chinese action cameras from smartphone maker Blackview.

Launched: Huawei Honor 7 full specifications

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huawei honor 7

Huawei have just wrapped up the launch of the new Huawei Honor 7, revealing that there are 3 models available with pricing set lower than rumours had initially suggested.

Update: Zopo Speed 7 and Speed 7 Plus MT6753 flagship specifications

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zopo speed 7 plus

What’s this! A new Zopo phone with near bezel less design, 3GB RAM, Lollipop, 64bit and LTE! Here are full details of the new Zopo Speed 7 and Zopo Speed 7 Plus phones.

Oukitel U9 camera hardware details revealed

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There has been a fair amount of speculation surrounding the camera hardware of the Oukitel U9, but the official details are now finally in.

UMi Iron OTA will bring Eyeverify security function

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umi iron eyeverify

UMi have revealed today that the UMi Iron will be getting eye recognition software in the form of Eyeverify for a completely different level of security.

Confirmed: OnePlus 2 will have a fingerprint scanner

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oneplus 2 fingerprint scanner

The slow reveal running up to the OnePlus 2 launch next month marches on today with the revelation of an included fingerprint scanner.

Zopo to release wearable next month?

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zopo watch

On the 15th July Zopo will announce their new range of ‘Speed’ phones, but the launch could also be the date we see a wearable from the company too.

First look: Another new Elephone? This time with borderless design!

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elephone frameless phone

Elephone have sent us this design schematic of a new and named device along with features the phone will have to offer.