iOcean Ou Sheng X7 spotted again, could launch soon!

More leaked images can mean only one thing, the iOcean (OuSheng) X7 is almost ready for launch!

For those of you not familiar with the X7 let me just fill you in on why we are so excited to see this phone! The iOcean X7 will launch with a MT6589 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear sensor and 5-inch 1080 display at a cost of just 999 Yuan ($160)! Now that I have your attention, on to the news!

iOcean x7 leaked photos

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The iOcean X7 may not be available to the general public, but there are some lucky X7 users already testing the phone here in China, and they’re not shy about getting the 5-inch 1080 phone on film!

iocean x7 leaked photo

The photos don’t really give much away, but they do show us that the X7 probably going to launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which appears to be close to stock! We can also see that 1920 x 1080HD display showing off it screen real estate, with 56 app icons able to fit on a single screen!

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  1. Whyzor
    February 21, 2013

    This one is starting to win me over compared to UMI X2, the price is nice. Anyone have experience with older Sheng phones? How is quality? Update support?

  2. basyvava
    February 21, 2013

    any word on the ROM? and will this have Gorilla Glass coating?

    • February 21, 2013

      No word on the ROM or Gorilla Glass just yet.

  3. February 21, 2013

    Guys, I’ve been reading lots of articles with suggestive prices, but where do I find these devices for these prices? If I google them, they’re usually +20-40% more expensive.

    • February 21, 2013

      These prices are the Chinese mainland prices, if you find a Taobao agent you should be able to get similar prices to those we pay here in China. However, the iOcean is not available just yet.

      • anon
        February 21, 2013

        At the end of the day however, it’s usually about the same price and you’re also risking the warranty since the agent may or may not want to honor it.

  4. XrainX
    February 21, 2013

    These lower prices is just a chinese marketing style.

    But in all this marketing war with prices, descriptions and “spy photos” I didn’t understand ONE thing on all these MT6589 smartphones:
    if the MT6589 chipset is dual sim active, why in the phone description the dual sim is standby and not active?
    Who is lying, Mediatek, or smartphone producers? Because I don’t think a chinese producer is so idiot to disable the active function of the chipset to made it just standby.
    Andi, can you enlighten me?

    • February 21, 2013

      Many websites already don’t give accurate info on rom, ram etc… so i wouldn’t be surprise that as standard they put dual standby.

      As confirm in another article, the mt6589 has by default integrated dual active capabilties, so i was assuming like many that all mt6589 smartphones whoever produce its a default feature.

      Andi can you also confirm this?

    • February 21, 2013

      The thing with Mediatek chips is that they are in super high demanding, and not all manufacturers can get the chips through the ‘correct channels’. As these manufactures have ‘grey’ MTK chips they don’t have access to all the functions in the chip. If they get the chips through official channels then Mediatek give full access and back-up for development. At least this is what I have heard on the grape vine 😉

      • February 21, 2013

        This is really interesting, is there a way to know if Jyagu for exemple is buying this ”grey” mtk 6589?
        This would be very nice of you if you with your connections could dig a little more on this matter, cause i do believe intermational buyers like me expect a lot from this chip especialy this dual active feature, How can i know which manufacturer to pick?
        Thanks in advance, great work you’re doing on this blog with the other writers.

        • February 21, 2013

          I think JiaYu are a safe bet, they are pretty large and I imagine they use the official chip. I’m not sure why they were testing a single sim version, it might have been due to space? Anyway the launch G4 will be dual-sim.

          • ALKH
            February 21, 2013

            Hi Andi, if G4 launched, pls let us know. And if possible a reliable seller. Tq.

            • February 21, 2013

              Will do 🙂

  5. Mochiza
    February 21, 2013

    Tbh, I like this design more than Umi X2. If only it came with a bigger battery, 2750++ or so. Does surfing web + watching videos will eat the battery a lot?

    • anon
      February 21, 2013

      Yes of course. But how much is remain to be seen as the Cortex A7 in MT6589 was claimed to be the most efficient ARM ever, but we have no battery test yet.

      • Mochiza
        February 21, 2013

        If only they could have gone with a bigger battery. Though Jiayu has a really big one with 3000mAH. That’s some pleasure using the phone, XD

  6. Harish
    February 21, 2013

    Gorilla glass 2 and F2.0 aperture (or above) rear camera is what I’m waiting for. Does it have those?

  7. February 21, 2013

    waiting desperately to launch in India…. good specs, killer looks…bored of curvy edges mobiles..

  8. Rob
    February 22, 2013

    I’ll add this one to my shortlist too.

  9. Allanitomwesh
    February 22, 2013

    Am I the only one who thinks it looks ALOT like the find 5?

  10. Deepak
    February 22, 2013

    Hi Andi
    reading a lot of ur replies lately on the chinese phones. i m from india, can u plz enlighten me on the after sales service of these yet to be launched phones in indian market. moreover wen is the wait gonna be over, any ideas???

  11. February 23, 2013

    hey Andi could you please tell me are these phones going to launch in india

  12. February 23, 2013

    or if there any way i could buy this from india

  13. gopal
    February 25, 2013

    how much time did oppo 5 took to launch after leaked photos and rumors, same will be with X7 do u agree andi?

    • February 26, 2013

      Oppo didn’t start leaking the 5 until it was almost ready for launch. Not sure on iOcean strategy, but alot of phones are slated for a March launch, perhaps the X1 is one of them?