2012 is nearly over and what a year it has been! We have lived through the end of the world, enjoyed the London Olympics, but most importantly, we have seen some terrific Chinese Android phones!
However, 2012 was just a warm up, and Chinese phone makers are ready to launch their quad-core flagship phones as soon as 2013 begins! But with so many phone launches, leaked specifications and blurry photos, which Chinese phones should we watch out for in 2013?
Top 10 most anticipated quad-core Chinese phone of 2013!
This is lis not going in any particular order as I believe each phone is worth of being number one, but I have to start somewhere and I’m going with the….
Oppo Find 5!
Wow! What can we say about the Oppo Find 5? It was the first 1080 5-inch phone from a domestic Chinese brand to be announced, and it’s the first to go on (limited) international sale, but what about the specs?
Oppo Find 5 specification
The Oppo Find 5 is a beast! It boasts a powerful 1.5Ghz Qualcomm S4 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and Sony’s all new Exymor Pro 13 mega-pixel camera! Not only this but the 5-inch 1080 display has an eye pleasing 441ppi!
Oppo Find 5 launch and price
The Oppo Find 5 will go on sale in China first for 2999 Yuan for the 16GB model (3500 Yuan for the 32GB) then it will see release in a number of European, Asian and American markets for $499!
Oppo Find 5 Conclusion
I’m excited! I want one! I want one now!!
JiaYu are back for 2013 with an all new flagship phone which will take over from the very popular JiaYu G3. Let’s just hope they can keep their promises and keep fans happy this time round!
JiaYu G4 Specification
The G4 get’s numerous updates over the current G3, including a faster quad-core MT6589 CPU, a possible 2GB RAM and a larger 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display. JiaYu will offer 2 versions of the G4 with either a 3000mAh battery or slimmer more compact 1800mAh battery.
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The rest of the hardware is still being kept secret but we expect Android Jelly Bean and an 8 mega-pixel camera will be present.
JiaYu G4 launch and price
As the MT6589 chip hasn’t quite started being manufactured in the numbers required I expect a launch of around April of the G4. But the G4 could be one of the cheapest quad-core MT6589 phones at launch as it will cost just 999 Yuan ($160).
JiaYu G4 conclusion
I’m excited but not enough for JiaYu burst my bubble again as they did this year.
ZTE Nubia Z5
The Nubia Z5 is ZTE’s first 5-inch 1080 phone and the first from their new China only Nubia brand. If you have any knowledge of Chinese you might be giggling at the Nubia brand which sounds rather rude if pronounced incorrectly.
Nubia Z5 specification
The Z5 offers very similar specs to the Oppo Find 5. It has the same CPU, same 2GB RAM, same rear camera (probably) and roughly the same battery size at 2300mAh, but comes with at least 32GB of memory rather than the Oppo’s 16.
Zte have opted for an Italian designed alloy body with powder coated finish, but while it is sure to be long lasting it has proven to be a love have design.
Nubia Z5 launch and price
The Nubia Z5 will go on sale in China only from January at 3400 Yuan ($545) for the base 32B model. There will also be a Titanium version on sale in limited quantities for $1300!
Nubia Z5 Conclusion
Love the specs, price is good too, but I want to get Nubia in my hand (giggle) before commenting on the looks.
Continue on to the next page to see more great 2013 Chinese phones!