Quad-core Newman N2 goes on sale mid November

It’s beginning to look like the cheap dual-core Chinese phone has had its day and is already being replaced with low-cost quad-core models with chips from Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung and MTK. The Newman N2 quad-core takes the Samsung route and is one of the next to launch and will go on sale in the middle of next month!

Priced at between 1400-1500 Yuan () the quad-core Newman N2 has a lot of competition from phones such as the Xiaomi M2, the ZTE U950 (Beidou Little Pepper), Huawei Honor 2, Deovo V5 and even the Google Nexus 4 from LG!

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The Newman N2 will be available from mid November and will come equipped with a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 1.4Ghz CPU which is capable of propelling the low-cost 4-core phone to AnTuTu scores of way over 12000!

A 13 mega-pixel rear camera should impress Instagram fans and the large 1280 x 720 resolution 4.7-inch IPS screen with Gorilla Glass coating should prove good enough to view the photos you manage to capture.

newman n2 quad core antutu score

Other details include a 2500mAh battery, 3 mega-pixel front camera and Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich as standard.

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  1. LucifeL
    October 30, 2012

    WOW.. now if only it was a full HD capable screen… it would be totally awsome…

    Never the less 1280 x 720 is pretty cool too…

    I just wanted know, is it possible to root a android 4.0 running phone and install a android 4.1 based Miui rom… ???

    • thesniper321
      October 30, 2012

      Now that’s funny, you can’t see the difference between qhd and hd on such small screen unless you use a bit magnifying glass but you go even further and want 1080p on screen lesser than 5″?? Come on I know people love gimmicks but you can’t be serious about that useless full hd screen right?

    • Louis Koo
      October 31, 2012

      I think HD resolution should be minimum requirement for smartphones today due to their big screens (4.3″ ~ 5″), then full HD should be nicer for screen bigger than 5″ like HTC J Butterfly however I think that’s not necessary because you’re nearly impossible to distinguish the differences between HD and full HD in 5″ screen.

      • thesniper321
        October 31, 2012

        I have yet to see a human eye than can see the difference between qhd and hd on a 5” screen. Let’s be real. a Hd resoltion on such small device is a gimmick to cater to the “my phone got this” people. 720p on phone is TOTALY useless

  2. Inkflow
    October 30, 2012

    Now that Google sells the Nexus 4 for $299 the target price for Chinese quad core phones should be no more than $200. The reasons to buy Chinese phones almost disappeared yesterday with the introduction of the Nexus 4.

    • reason
      October 30, 2012

      well, I think there still are reasons to buy these phones. My reason to buy another phone than the Nexus 4 is that you can’t put a micro SD in it and I believe it was $349 for the 16gb version.

      • October 30, 2012

        Another reason could be that the Nexus 4 is a bit meh! Just watched the Engadget hands on…. not very impressive really. Prefer the Xiaomi M2 to be honest!

        • Niko
          October 30, 2012

          prefer chinese quadcore android if they provide dual sim 🙂
          main reason i choose chinese android phone over a main stream product

  3. Hamilton
    October 30, 2012

    The Newman provides update to their devices?

    • sickgrinder
      October 31, 2012

      From what I have found, they do updates to their phones.

  4. thesniper321
    October 30, 2012

    The nexus 4 looks nice but with the chinese phones still looks appealing to me.

  5. Chris
    October 30, 2012

    Any ideas about the avaibility of this (in China) ?

    It seems pretty awesome but as this price they need a lot of units for them being realistic to buy. Do you think this will be the case or will they do a Xiaomi tyle pre-sale of ~5 units?

  6. October 31, 2012

    well all above reasons are quite valid but the biggest problem for chinese phones is the manufacturers themselves example jiayu, wheres the g3? i am still waiting for it but in actual fact i should have got it 2 months ago, now we are hearing about possible xiaomi m2 delays and even without delays what is the situation for us international buyers? wait 1-2 months after everyone has got theirs in mainland china and last but the most important fact chinese phones dont really seem cheap anymore after the advent nexus 4, 16gb for $349 is quite cheap when you consider the fact that a xiaomi m2 with comparable specs will be sold by online retailers to international customers for no less than $400

    Also the support aspect, nevermind warranty but nexus 4 will have astonishing amount of support and i dont think support for xiaomi m2 will come close

  7. October 31, 2012

    lol forgot about the N2, why does this phone still have 4 capacitive touch buttons?

    • tervel
      October 31, 2012

      to have a real screen, not one centimeter. black navigation bar with three buttons and no display 4.7 “but a real 4.3”

  8. Inkflow
    October 31, 2012

    The xiaomi mi2 the only chinese phone which is comparable to the Nexus 4 (because it has similar specs and highly updated OS) was announced about 2 months ago and yet was available for purchase for only 2:52 minutes! – and this is only if you live in China and can read Chinese. For western people the Nexus 4 will be considerably cheaper and much more available for purchase.

    There are still valid arguments for buying Chinese phones (being different will always be a valid argument…). However, the days of very high margins in the smart phones industry are probably gone (apple should be most concerned!) and the competition the Chinese brands are now facing is extremely high.

  9. Jose Manuel
    October 31, 2012

    Hi Andi, the first this is a great web for people who want to buy a new mobile and are taking into consideration Chinese mobiles.

    I have bad news about this mobile, in November the company will release 1000 units, no more. I read in its forum, exactly here:

    That the mass production would be in May!!!!! But this information has disappeared today, not in March, in May. I sure you I read this date, if you have doubts I have a question for you, when the mass production???? Regards.

  10. Arifullah8
    October 31, 2012

    Hi, andi

    Hope you got your Jiayu G3 i think you place the order direct from http://www.ejiayu.com

    i placed the order on 10-Oct-2012 with FastCardTech till now they don’t have stock.

    some guy is placed order on 10-Oct-2012 with http://www.uredeal.com and shipped out.

    By Parfenov
    October 29, 2012


    Hello, I’ve paid on October 10 but didn’t receive any shipping information still. Is my order shipped out? Can I get the tracking number? It is necessary to wait till 1.11.2012 or it is time to return money through debate on PayPal??!!
    UREDEAL Reply :Your order has been shipped out and later our shipping processing staffs will email you the tracking information.


    Please can you ask with http://www.uredeal.com that if i placed the order then when they send the mobile.



  11. Marcus
    October 31, 2012

    Really only 1400*1500 Yuan for this baby? :O

    Why nobody ever mention Lenovo K860 which also comes with the same chipset with Samsung Exynos 4412 1.4Ghz CPU & even larger 1280 x 720 resolution 5-inch IPS screen!?

    So Andi would you prefer Huawei Honor 2 or Lenovo 860 both from a big name company?

  12. Fel
    November 2, 2012

    concerns are as usual with chinese fons (incl. huawei n lenovo) their coding is crap. im hoovering between mi2 and nexus 4 but the n4 will take some time till we get it in china thru grey imports which will render its price point unappealing

  13. Martin
    November 3, 2012

    What RAM does this have and does this support 4G LTE?

  14. Victor
    November 3, 2012

    Will be DUAL SIM?