Thunderbird aren’t a brand we are familiar with but according to their online store they have been shipping Snapdragon S4 phones for $131 since Christmas here in China.
With so many phone brands in China it is quite common to come across a phone maker we have never seen before. Oddly these smaller phone makers tend to offer phones with Qualcomm chipsets at low prices (like the Guophone we covered here).
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The Thunderbird Xphone is another such device which is on sale in China now for just 798 Yuan and boasts a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 mega-pixel main camera, 5-inch 720p display. The design isn’t bad either with a choice of either white/gold or black/gold, 2.98mm bezels and overall dimensions of 143 x 72.7 x 9.1mm.
We haven’t seen an actual photo of the Xlphone but you can see the full specifications on their store page here. It appears only a CDMA/GSM compatible version is on sale at the moment with no details of a WCDMA option.