Forget the iPhone 5 Beidou Little Pepper Dual-core IS going on sale soon!


Yesterday I wrote a post stating how Beidou’s Little Pepper phone were practically nothing more than a myth and we want being seeing them on general sale! Well it turns out I was (thankfully) wrong, and Beidou are in fact planning to launch 100,000 dual-core Little Pepper phones for pre-order is just a few weeks!

If you are not familar with the Beidou Little Pepper then let me give you a few details. It is touted as the world’s cheapest dual-core phone (it actually costs $110 like the dual-core JiaYu G2) features a 4 inch scree, 5 mega-pixel rear camera and an Android ICS 4.0 operating system.

The dual-core Beidou Little Pepper first hit headlines in July when it was announced back in July but since then has faded in to the Chinese phone ether leaving many potential customers baffled as to if the Little Pepper really ever existed!

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dual core little pepper hands on where to buy

It turns that the dual-core Beidou Little Pepper is real and Beidou are planning a pre-order of 100,ooo units in the coming weeks, but before you start-up Google translate and try to book one for yourself there is one very important detail about the dual-core Little Pepper you need to be prepared for and that’s the dual-core itself.

Unlike the JiaYu G2 which uses the MT6577 dual-core CPU from MediaTek and is proven to be a fast and reliable chip, Beidou have opted for a much more readily available MSM8225 dual-core CPU, however when compared to the G2’s MT6577 CPU the MSM8225 is very weak and performs nowhere near as well.

So what is your choice of super low-cost dual-core Chinese phone? The dual-core MSM8225 Beidou Little Pepper or the MT6577 equipped JiaYu G2? I know where my money would go!

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21 Comments

  1. viktor
    September 12, 2012

    is the quad core coming also?

    • September 13, 2012

      @Viktor apparently so 🙂

  2. Ryan Borel
    September 12, 2012

    again andi….i will not stop until you either email me or at least reply…i would like for you to see if you can either list the chinese phones that work on the 1900mhz 3g frequency or the t-mobile usa frequency

    • September 13, 2012

      @Ryan sorry for the delay in replying I get hundreds of emails and comments a day so it\’s a little tricky to keep up. I\’ll have a look what I can do over the coming October holiday. If I\’m able to do it I will only be able to go off the manufacturers specifications though (unless you want to fly me out to the States to test each one indiviually LOL). Sorry again for the late reply. Andi

  3. Fred
    September 12, 2012

    Ryan: why are you bugging him to do this work for you for free?

  4. YaPeL
    September 12, 2012

    @Ryan, I have searched for that as well, luckly in my country most of the time we use the 850 mhz frequency, however, and sadly, almost all chinese smartphone only come with 2100/850, the few that come with the 1900 band are crap, or expensive.
    Hopefully the new quadcore SoC from mediatek are going to change that, so just wait and see.

  5. September 12, 2012

    …or TMobile can actually upgrade their network since their deal with Verizon fell through.

  6. Mohsin
    September 12, 2012

    @Andi could you give more details of the updated g2, is the design, battery or screen also changed?

  7. Mohsin
    September 12, 2012

    Hey Andi 🙂 look what i found, details on mtk 6583 and 6588 and a phone running on mtk6588 techideki.com/mediatek-mt6588-quad-core-phones-to-welcome-us-this-2013/
    fastcardtech.blogspot.com/2012/09/thunderbird-i5-mtk6588-4-inch-screen.html?m=1

    • September 13, 2012

      @Mohsin great I\’ll take a look at lunch 🙂 thanks!

  8. Mohsin
    September 12, 2012

    The processor clock speed is 1.5 GHZ and gpu is sgx544 which is same as on the new ipad but don’t kno how many core’s the GPU has. And the phone is pretty slim at jus 8.1mm 🙂 🙂

  9. Damian
    September 12, 2012
  10. September 13, 2012

    @RYAN plz go to fastcardtech there u will find phones running on 1900!

  11. September 13, 2012

    its already available on fastcardtech.com, 90 units left.. 149 usd..

  12. Mohsin
    September 13, 2012

    no problem Andi, ur always welcome 🙂

  13. September 13, 2012

    Ha Beidou killed it on this one then.

    Lets see if the quad core lives up to expectations. I aint buying this dual core…. Naah

    • September 13, 2012

      @Geodex yeah not to impressed with this dual core model, looking forward to seeing how the quad-core version is.

  14. leandro
    September 13, 2012

    I just bought one on FastCardTech! Despite the choice of the processor, this phone seems to be a very solid one. And is cheaper than the Jiayu’s.

  15. Boniface Mbaria
    September 13, 2012

    Phew…that last update on the Beidou had me worried…at least theres still hope on the quad core with tegra 3..was already thinking of getting the zopo or jiayu or waiting for oppo

  16. Alex
    September 13, 2012

    @Ryan Borel u got to be kidding me… lol i hope he doesnt do that job for u… U DO IT all the info is out there ..

  17. September 13, 2012

    Guys cancel your orders on this phone and get your monies pay.

    My supplier has returned his he bought a week ago. He says the phone can get so hot you can cook on it.

    Seriously you are throwing your money away this phone is not worth a penny.