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Vivo X5Pro 3D curved display, 3GB RAM, Retina scanner coming end of the month?

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Vivo | 32 comments
vivo x5pro

Reports today suggest that the Vivo X5 Pro will come with a retina scanner for security, 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset.

Lenovo K80 unveiled, another large battery, 4GB monster

Posted on in Launch, Lenovo, news, Phones | 10 comments
lenovo k80

Lenovo have just announced to the world their competitor to the Asus Zenfone, the Lenovo K80 with 4GB RAM and large battery.

TCL P618L launched, AMOLED display, 5000mAh, 90day standby

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, TCL | 20 comments

TCL P618L launched, AMOLED display, 5000mAh, 90day standby

Acer Liquid X2 gets tri-sim support and 4000mAh battery

Posted on in Acer, Launch, news, Phones | 8 comments
acer liquid x2

Acer have launched their latest Acer Liquid X2 device this week with claimed 2 day battery life from the large 4000mAh battery.

Elephone P7000 $159.99 flash sale reservation starts tomorrow!

Posted on in Elephone, Launch, news, Phones | 58 comments
elephone p7000

Elephone’s flagship P7000 will be available through a flash sale reservation starting tomorrow at the incredibly low-price of $159.99. Full details after the jump.

Xiaomi Mi4i Full Specifications

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi News | 116 comments
xiaomi mi4i specifications

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra has just wrapped up the Xiaomi Mi4i launch in New Dehli, which gives us some time to reflect on the new device and the Xiaomi Mi4i full specifications.

Xiaomi Mi4i “Mi 4 India” launched at $205 (12,999 INR), coming to all Xiaomi markets later in the year

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 85 comments
xiaomi mi4i india

Today over in New Dehlis the Xiaomi team have unveiled a new smartphone device aimed at the Indian market only. Keep reading for details of the Xiaomi Mi4i.

Top 5 Chinese Action Cameras You Can Buy For Summer

Posted on in Blackview, news, Tech, Top 10, Xiaomi News | 16 comments
sjcam sj5000 action camera

Chinese tech companies aren’t just about tablets and phones, but also action cameras for capturing those extreme moments. Here are our top 5 Chinese Action Camera picks for this summer.

Elephone will be shipping new 2K flagships with 4GB RAM not 3GB

Posted on in Android, Elephone, news, Phones, Tech | 45 comments
elephone logo

Elephone have managed to keep themselves in the headlines everyday this week, and here they are again with a new annoucement for their upcoming flagship devices with 2K panels.

Mlais release details of another device! Enter the 4800mAh Mlais MX

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, Mlais, news, Phones, Tech | 33 comments
mlais mx

Mlais have grabbed our attention with the M52, and the upcoming M7, however another Mlais device lurks in the shadows too! The 4800mAh Mlais MX.

Video shows the Elephone P7000 running Flyme and ColorOS

Posted on in Elephone, news, Phones, ROM, Tech | 24 comments
elephone p7000 flyme coloros

Waiting to get your hands on the Elephone P7000? So are we and we cannot wait to try out ColorOS and Flyme on the phone.

UMi Hammer Review: One tough cookie

Posted on in news, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Umi | 54 comments
umi hammer review

The UMi Hammer is on sale right now, but we have been lucky enough to have a sample on test for a few weeks. Keep reading for our hands on UMi Hammer review.

Vivo X5Pro partially shown in latest teaser

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Vivo | 13 comments
vivo x5 pro

May is believed to be the month that we finally see the Vivo X5Pro, until then we will have to settle for teasers like the one above.

More details of the flagship 2K Elephone plus 3 other upcoming device

Posted on in Elephone, news, Phones, Tech | 32 comments
elephone 2k flagship

Following on from yesterday’s news that Elephone would release a flagship phone with 2K display and Windows/Android OS we have more details of that phone, plus 3 other upcoming Elephone devices.

Gionee Elife E8 GFXbench appearance shows MT6795 SoC and 2K display

Posted on in Gionee, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones | 52 comments

Gionee’s long awaited successor to the flagship Elife E7 has been sighed in GFXBench. The Elife E8 boasts a 2K display, and high-end Mediatek processor.

LeTV rival PPTV show off render of their own upcoming smartphone

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, LeTV, news, Phones, Tech | 17 comments
pptv phone render

LeTV aren’t the only video streaming company heading in to phone hardware, Chinese video site PPTV are also zeroing in on the booming industry.

Details of Mediatek’s 10 core tri-cluster MT6797 processor revealed

Posted on in news, Tech | 62 comments
mediatek mt6797

Details of Mediatek’s tri-cluster, 10 core MT6797 are revealed showing a 8 x A53 and 2 x A72 cores.

Exclusive: Upcoming Elephone comes with 2K display, Intel SoC, IMX230 and Windows/Android OS!

Posted on in Android, Elephone, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 60 comments
elephone leak 2k phone

Elephone show a mystery phone with 2K display, Intel processor, 4GB RAM and an option to run either Windows 10 or Android 5.0.

Part of the Xiaomi Mi4i’s low cost could be due to iPhone 5c style plastic body

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Xiaomi News | 14 comments
xiaomi mi4i

Xiaomi may have wrapped it’s downgraded Xiaomi Mi4i in plastic similar to the iPhone 5c to keep it’s retail cost down.

Aston Martin sign deal with LeTV for in car technology

Posted on in LeTV, news | 5 comments
aston martin letv

For a new hardware makers, LeTV are already making some exciting partnerships, the most interesting so far with British luxury car maker Aston Martin.