Beidou ‘Spring Onion’ another $130 MT6589T for China with WCDMA support


Chinese budget phone maker Beidou have been out of the limelight for a while now, but they are back with a new low-cost MT6589T quad-core smartphone.

Beidou are obviously eyeing the recent success of the Xiaomi Hongmi Android smartphone and are hoping to cash in on the success by launching a China Unicom WCDMA equivalent of their own.

Sales for the ‘Spring Onion’ start tomorrow in China at 10am. The 799 Yuan Android phone comes equipped with a 1.5Ghz MT6589T quad-core Mediatek SoC, China Unicom WCDMA support (which is compatible with some international carriers), dual SIM, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory, 5-inch 720p display, 8 mega-pixel camera and 2000mAh battery.

The phone will only be officially launched in China, but with the interest the Hongmi is enjoying abroad we doubt it will take resellers long to start offering them.

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