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Gionee Elife E8 shows off a gold chassis in new renders

Posted on in Gionee, news, Phones | 7 comments
gionee elife e8 render

Gionee’s iconic Elife range will get a new addition later this year as the flagship Elife E8 goes on sale complete with gold chassis option.

Partial Meizu m2 note specifications revealed in new leak

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, Meizu News, news, Phones, Tech | 12 comments
meizu mx5

It is no secret that Meizu have a new phone up their sleeve and even less so now that 2 Meizu phones have been sighted in official Chinese documents.

Oppo R7 and R7 plus launched full specifications

Posted on in Launch, news, Oppo, Phones | 20 comments
oppo r7

Early today in Beijing, Oppo officially announced the launch of the Oppo R7 and the larger Oppo R7 Plus. Here are the full specifications.

Meizu M1 Note arrives in India for Rs 11,999

Posted on in Launch, Meizu News, news, Phones | 5 comments

Meizu has made it’s India debut with the release of the Meizu M1 Note at just Rs 11,999 ($190).

Universal edition JiaYu F2 gets FDD-LTE and Spreadtrum CPU for only 299 Yuan

Posted on in JiaYu, Launch, news, Phones | 24 comments
jiayu f2

JiaYu have announced a Universal Edition of the low-cost JiaYu F2 boasting WCDMA and FDD-LTE support for only 299 Yuan!

JiaYu S3 spotted running Android 5.0 Lollipop!

Posted on in JiaYu, news, Phones, ROM | 3 comments
jiayu s3 review

The Jiayu S3 is a great phone and it could be set to get a whole lot better with a sweet update to Android 5.!

Ulefone Be Touch Benchmarks

Posted on in Benchmarks, news, Phones, Ulefone | 49 comments
ulefone be touch hands on

Ahead of the weekend we received the Ulefone Be Touch, and while you guys wait for the full review we thought you might like to see the benchmarks from this flagship smartphone to keep you going.

Lenovo Vibe Shot, OIS, 16 mega-pixel camera and 3 X LED for $289

Posted on in Launch, Lenovo, news, Phones | 52 comments
lenovo vibe shot

Those guys over in China get all the luck! First it was the release of the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition and now it is the Lenovo Vibe Shot at a cracking low-price!

Leaked photo shows Meizu Note 2 running Android 5.1

Posted on in Launch, Leaks and Spy photos, Meizu News, news, Phones | 3 comments
meizu note 2

Well that didn’t take long! Just moments after the announcement of next months launch a leaked photos of the Meizu Note 2 has surfaced.

Meizu will launch a new product on 2nd June!

Posted on in Launch, Meizu News, news, Phones | 3 comments
meizu launch june

Meizu will release a new product on the 2nd of June, the question is will it be a second genereation Meizu Meilan Note as last weeks rumours had suggested?

China gets the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition for 1799 Yuan

Posted on in Launch, Meizu News, news, Phones | 18 comments
meizu ubuntu mx4 launched

Today, Meizu in China have announced that the Ubuntu Meizu MX4 will cost 1799 Yuan and will be up for sale shortly!

Ulefone Be Touch Hands on and first impressions

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Ulefone | 37 comments
ulefone be touch hands on

We’ve been itching to get our hands on one of the latest Chinese flagship devices, and the first to arrive at the office is the latst Ulefone Be Touch from Ulefone. At the time of writing there were 3 Mediatek phones that we really cannot wait to try. They are the Elephone P7000, Mlais M7 and […]

Meizu could also launch Ubuntu Meizu MX4 on 18th May

Posted on in Launch, Meizu News, news, Phones | 7 comments
meizu ubuntu

We already know that Meizu are planning to enter India on the 18th May, but that’s not the only news as rumours of an Ubuntu MX4 launch are doing the rounds too.

Exclusive: First real MT6795 Elephone Vowney photos emerge

Posted on in Elephone, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 34 comments
2K logo

Elephone have been good enough to said us exclusive first photo of their upcoming Elephone Vowney phone.

The Siswoo R9 Darkmoon is a dual screen flagship phone with better specs than the Yotaphone 2

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones, Siswoo, Tech | 47 comments
siswoo r9 darkmoon

New kids on the block Siswoo have just sent details over of their new Siswoo R9 Darkmoon phone with dual screen set up, 64bit processor, 3GB RAM and LTE!

Lenovo to launch fast camera phone on May 18th?

Posted on in Launch, Lenovo, news, Phones | 7 comments
lenovo teaser

Lenovo tell us that they have a product launch on May 18th, which will have a feature that is as fast as a bulit! Another camera phone from the PC maker?

Vivo X5Pro is priced lower than you would have thought

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Vivo | 41 comments
vivo x5pro

The name Vivo usually goes hand in hand with expensive, but the launch of the Vivo X5Pro yesterday has a surprisingly low price tag!

Breaking: iOcean Z1 will have new design and fingerprint scanner

Posted on in iOcean, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones | 24 comments
iocean z1

Already offering 2 flagship phones, iOcean are looking to make it 3 with the release of a new phone under a new range. Take a look at the iOcean Z1!

Gionee Elife E8 to receive 23 mega-pixel camera and “lossless zoom”

Posted on in Android, Gionee, news, Phones, Tech | 12 comments
gionee elife e8

After being seen at TENAA last week, more details of the Gionee Elife E8 have surfaced surrounding the possible camera features of the phone.

Mediatek officially announce the Helio X20 , world’s first Tri-cluster CPU

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones | 40 comments
helio x20

Mediatek officially announce their next generation Helio X20 processor. Here are the details.