Remember a few months ago when we posted the amazing news that Chinese E-commerce site Beidou had two high performance dual-core and quad-core phones ready to enter the market named the ‘Little Pepper’? Well we finally have some news about these “to good to be true” Chinese phones !
After and initial buzz news of the Little Pepper has died down to the point where it is actually difficult to find any news of these Chinese phones, except for questions from hopeful shoppers asking “When will the Little Pepper release” or “Where can I buy a quad-core Little Pepper”.
Finally, after doing a bit of digging I have found out that you can buy both the quad-core Little Pepper with its Tegra 3 CPU for 999 Yuan and dual-core MT6577 Little Pepper for 699 Yuan right now!…. As long as you are buying them as a OEM phone and can meet the factories minimum order quantities!
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It seems that Beidou decided to kick up a bit a excitement for their new OEM product to the point that the low-cost dual-core and quad-core Little Peppers managed to go viral across China and, to a certain extent, around the globe!
However, it now looks as though Beidou never had any intention to release the Little Pepper phones direct to the public and are in fact looking for OEM customers who will be able to buy these phones at the advertised prices and then add their mark-up!
Regardless of why, how and what I’m suitably disappointed with their deceptive marketing and can only imagine that their false advertising has done more harm than good for them, as now phone from the likes of JiaYu, Newman and Amoi are on the market (or soon will) at prices not much more than the Little Pepper’s OEM cost!
Well at least we finally have news about the Little Pepper phones, it’s just a shame it’s not good news!
FastCardTech have just started selling a lmited quantity of the dual core Little Pepper/Small Chili phone for $149.99
The battery and ROM specs are dissapointing:1500mAH, 512MB. However performance is good: AnTuTu benchmark of 4,736.
@Roger I’ve come to take what fastcardtech say with a pinch of salt. Their comments sections says they are out of stock, from what I’ve heard they haven’t even started shipping them yet.
Also, fastcardtech’s super high shipping prices make their prices useless anyway.
Ash from FCT posted it on his Facebook page 5 hours ago. “Small chili, xiaolajiao is now in store.. but few … Dual core, 4800score 150usd with freeshipping, now it’s time to make your choice!! ”
However I do reaslise they are not the most honest supplier.
Does anyone here recommend any legit sites that offer cheaper prices than FastCardTech?
Some were able to buy it online. Comments were not so good. Three out of five stars. Here’s the link – http://detail.zol.com.cn/332/331026/review.shtml
@Freeje I’ve seen random listings for them cropping up but everytime I try to book one they are either ‘out of stock’ or they don’t reply. I guess a few have managed to escape the factory but the majority of them are going to be OEM, at least that’s what I’ve heard (I hope I’m wrong!)
It has been on sale locally. Comments from buyers were not so good. 3 out of 5 stars. Here’s the link -http://detail.zol.com.cn/332/331026/review.shtml
Actually i interested in buying one. But now i will wait for oppo finder 5 or xiaomi 2.