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OnePlus announces the DR1 Drone not quite what you were expecting

Posted on in Launch, news, OnePlus | 9 comments
oneplus dr1 drone

It’s the day of the fools so what were really expecting OnePlus to launch? A real genunie drone or a simple joke? Well the truth is we have ended up with a bit of both.

Chinese version of the Huawei P8 receives TENAA approval

Posted on in Huawei, Launch, news, Phones | 2 comments
huawei p8 tenaa

With March coming to an end the launch of the Huawei P8 is drawing closer so close that the phone has already appeared on the TENAA database!

Asus Zenfone 2 on sale from only 179 Euros in Europe

Posted on in Asus, Launch, news, Phones | 9 comments
Asus zenfone 2

After officially going on sale in China and Taiwan, Asus have now released the flagship Zenfone 2 in Europe starting from 179 Euros.

599 Yuan Leadcore Powered Xiaomi Redmi 2A announced

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 15 comments
Redmi 2A

After the rumours and rumblings Xiaomi have finally revealed details of their latest Redmi model powered by a Chinese made Leadcore processor.

Xiaomi celebrate 5 years with the release of 5 new products

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 20 comments
xiaomi mitv 55-inch

To celebrate 5 amazing years, Xiaomi have announced the launch of 5 new products at a Mi Fan Event next month. Keep reading for the details.

UMi to release MTK6732 powered UMi Hammer on the 20th of April

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Umi | 15 comments
umi hammer teaser

UMi are set to drop the hammer and release a new smartphone on the 20th April! Here are details of UMi’s first LTE smartphone.

You can now download the OnePlus Oxygen OS Weather App

Posted on in Android, news, OnePlus | 3 comments

The Chinese OnePlus team have released the weather application from the upcoming OnePlus ROM to download and run on phone with Android 4.3 and above.

Mlais ask us to “take note” of upcoming phone

Posted on in Android, Launch, Mlais, news, Phones, Tech | 12 comments
mlais note

With the release and launch of their surprisingly good M52 out of the way, Mlais have already begun the teasing of a second smartphone for launch this coming week.

Purported 4.7-inch JiaYu S4 details revealed include 64bit chip, USB C and more

Posted on in JiaYu, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 113 comments
jiayu s4

Purported JiaYu S4 teasers have been posted over on the Chinese JiaYu forums unveiling some exciting specification details plus a launch date.

Update: Nubia Z9 destroys Antutu with 56,892 point benchmark

Posted on in news, Nubia, Phones | 44 comments
nubia z9 antutu

An Antutu benchmark shows that the Nubia Z7 is capable of some seriously high Antutu benchmark scores.

Top 5 Mediatek MT6752 phones you can own now

Posted on in Gionee, iOcean, JiaYu, Mlais, news, Phones | 42 comments
mlais m52

Mediatek’s MT6752 brings LTE, power and performance to mid-range phones. Here are our top 5 Mediatek MT6752 phones you can own now.

Lenovo K3 Note is another mean MT6752 phone

Posted on in Lenovo, news, Phones | 24 comments
lenovo k3 note

Over in China, Lenovo have dished up the goods once again with the release of the new Lenovo K3 Note.

Elephone P7000 likely to launch in May now!

Posted on in JiaYu, Launch, news, Phones | 27 comments
elephone p7000

Elephone have fallen in to the old trap of leaking to early. After learning a lot about the upcoming Elephone P7000 is looks like the 64bit phone won’t release until May.

Blackview Omega Video Review

Posted on in Blackview, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech | 18 comments
blackview Omega

Video review of the Blackview Omega. This octacore Android smartphone boasts impressive build and will be on sale in Europe this year.

Mlais M52 Red Note Unboxing and First Impressions

Posted on in Android, Mlais, news, Phones, Tech | 44 comments
mlais m52

Over the past few days we have heard a lot about the Mlais M52 Red Note, but nothing beats actually going hands on with a device. Keep reading for more details.

Xiaomi expected to launch new products at 5th Anniversary

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 13 comments
xiaomi mi pad review

On March 31st Xiaomi will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary as a device manufacturer and it is rumoured that new products could be unveiled on the day.

Xiaomi ‘Ferrari’ breaks cover on Geekbench rocking a 4.9-inch display and Lollipop

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi News | 23 comments
xiaomi India

Xiaomi have been making some undercover tests for an upcoming smartphone named simply as the “Xiaomi Ferrari”.

4GB RAM version of the Asus Zenfone 2 on sale from only $273 in China

Posted on in Asus, Launch, news, Phones | 38 comments
asus zenfone 2

Mainland China has received its share of Asus Zenfone 2 lovin today with the release of 3 versions of the flagship phone ranging from 1299 to 1999 Yuan.

Exclusive: Elephone P4000 first MT6735 phone with “World Mode 4G”

Posted on in Android, Elephone, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 13 comments
elephone p4000 mt6735 lollipop 5

Elephone are rocking yet another smartphone model for their line-up. Below are video and photos of the new Elephone P4000, the world’s first Mediatek MT6735 phone with “World Mode 4G”. A lot of focus is on Mediatek’s 64bit processors, with many of us looking at the MT6752 and MT6732 models, but they aren’t the only […]

Xiaomi release $320 FHD MiTV

Posted on in Launch, news, Xiaomi News | 6 comments
xiaomi mitv 2 fhd

Xiaomi’s latest MiTV isn’t a next generation model as we had expected but a low-cost 40inch flat screen retailing for just 1999 Yuan!