The THL W7 has proven to be a very popular 5.7-inch Android phablet, but with just a dual-core MT6577 CPU it’s starting to look dated, so how about the near identical Lai Shi MX86 with quad-core MT6589 CPU?
From a design stand-point there is very little to differentiate the THL W7 from the MX 86. Both have a large 5.7-inch 720p display, and both feature a Samsung Galaxy Note 2-esque design.
But look a little closer at the details and we can find some interesting upgrades. For a start the screen on the MX86 is confirmed to be Gorilla Glass 2, which will help the large panel to fend off scratches and small knocks.
On the inside we can see the main upgrade over the THL, and thats the Mediatek MT6589 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2Ghz! The rest of the spec is typical MTK phone with 1GB RAM, 4GB memory, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and 2 mega-pixel front.
Lai Shi have remembered to add a few additional features many customers are after though including dual-sim support and a large 3000mAh battery!
The MX86 is due to go on sale after the Chinese New Year at an introduction price of 1699 Yuan ($272) which will later rise to 1799 Yuan ($288).