Yepen G1 gets a Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE for $195


With Mediatek’s 4G LTE processor still months away, Qualcomm are closing the gap as more domestic phone makers move over to Snapdragon processors.

Looking over the specs the Yepen G1 is another bargain smarpthone with a slender design. Features include the aforementioned Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2Ghz, 1GB RAM, 5-inch OGS display, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 8 mega-pixel rear and TD-LTE support.

Chances of the Yepen G1 going on sale outside of China are slim, but the fact that prices are now below $200 for this level of phone is quite exciting.

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30 Comments

  1. xianan88
    March 10, 2014

    TD-LTE means..?? cannot use outside china..??

    • iANDROID8.1
      March 10, 2014

      TD-LTE
      Time Division Long Term Evolution

      And yep just for Chinese networks sadly

      • zaikatanox
        March 10, 2014

        While TD-LTE is mostly a Chinese developed standard, unlike its predecessor, TD-SCDMA, it is available in a lot of other countries outside of the mainland.

        In Asia and Pacific regions, the network is available in countries such as Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Australia. It’s available in the US under Sprint. UK Broadband has also been offering TD-LTE for a while now.

        • March 10, 2014

          Nice to know 🙂 thanks

          • Alex
            March 10, 2014

            I was just wondering? If the manufacturers are being stretched thin with local purchases to begin with, why are there articles being posted on this website about these products? That’s adding insult to injury so to speak, right?

            • March 10, 2014

              So we should not post news that 4G LTE phones are dropping in price?

        • Alex
          March 10, 2014

          Since you are saying that sprint uses this form of LTE, is that to say that this phone would function with sprints non SIM card CDMA technology??? Unless the phone is built like the Galaxy Note 3 or galaxy s4 that come with dual radio’s or what have you, I don’t see how this could work with Sprint technology. We’ve had Sprint Galaxy S 3’s & now galaxy note 2’s flashed to boost mobiles $35 a month unlimited everything plan. From what I’m reading in this review and with almost all other phones listed on this website they all have SIM card slots… the Galaxy Note 3 and S4 have SIM slots but also able to be flashed to CDMA networks. I’m sure that there are plenty other phones on the market that have this capability, but with this phone the one of them?

          • zaikatanox
            March 11, 2014

            I think you’re right. Please forgive my ignorance, I’m not that familiar with Sprint myself.

            If that’s the case, then these phones likely won’t work with Sprint’s LTE (since they don’t even provide SIM card!), even though technically Sprint Spark also uses TD-LTE, the same LTE as the one China Mobile uses for their 4G.

            This is similar to Bolt/Internux 4G TD-LTE service in Jakarta, Indonesia, where people would need some sort of a mini router device to access the network (rather than just plugging in SIM cards into their phones).

            But I’m sure China Mobile does indeed have a SIM card-based TD-LTE service.

            If anybody else has any information on how TD-LTE networks get accessed on other places (such Hong Kong, Japan, Sri Lanka and Australia), you’re welcomed to share it with us 🙂

  2. pietrogeo
    March 10, 2014

    battery?

  3. Alex
    March 10, 2014

    Yeah same story, Chinese manufacturers have a trend that they seem to be following. They don’t seem to care much for the needs of outside buyers.

    • March 10, 2014

      Most of these small factories can hardly keep up with local demand, why stretch themselves further by going international?

      • zaikatanox
        March 11, 2014

        I just hope that Xiaomi would accelerate their efforts to reach global customers (and by that, I mean, including the States and Canada 🙂 ).

        • Alex
          March 11, 2014

          That should be the norm across the board, not just one company though…

  4. Guest
    March 10, 2014

    TD-LTE means..?? cannot use outside china..??

    • iANDROID8.1
      March 10, 2014

      TD-LTE
      Time Division Long Term Evolution

      And yep just for Chinese networks sadly

    • zaikatanox
      March 10, 2014

      While TD-LTE is mostly a Chinese developed standard, unlike its predecessor, TD-SCDMA, it is available in a lot of other countries outside of the mainland.

      In Asia and Pacific regions, the network is available in countries such as Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Australia. It’s available in the US under Sprint. UK Broadband has also been offering TD-LTE for a while now.

    • Andi Sykes
      March 11, 2014

      Nice to know 🙂 thanks

    • Alex
      March 11, 2014

      Since you are saying that sprint uses this form of LTE, is that to say that this phone would function with sprints non SIM card CDMA technology??? Unless the phone is built like the Galaxy Note 3 or galaxy s4 that come with dual radio’s or what have you, I don’t see how this could work with Sprint technology. We’ve had Sprint Galaxy S 3’s & now galaxy note 2’s flashed to boost mobiles $35 a month unlimited everything plan. From what I’m reading in this review and with almost all other phones listed on this website they all have SIM card slots… the Galaxy Note 3 and S4 have SIM slots but also able to be flashed to CDMA networks. I’m sure that there are plenty other phones on the market that have this capability, but with this phone the one of them?

    • Alex
      March 11, 2014

      I was just wondering? If the manufacturers are being stretched thin with local purchases to begin with, why are there articles being posted on this website about these products? That’s adding insult to injury so to speak, right?

    • Andi Sykes
      March 11, 2014

      So we should not post news that 4G LTE phones are dropping in price?

    • zaikatanox
      March 11, 2014

      I think you’re right. Please forgive my ignorance, I’m not that familiar with Sprint myself.

      If that’s the case, then these phones likely won’t work with Sprint’s LTE (since they don’t even provide SIM card!), even though technically Sprint Spark also uses TD-LTE, the same LTE as the one China Mobile uses for their 4G.

      This is similar to Bolt/Internux 4G TD-LTE service in Jakarta, Indonesia, where people would need some sort of a mini router device to access the network (rather than just plugging in SIM cards into their phones).

      But I’m sure China Mobile does indeed have a SIM card-based TD-LTE service.

      If anybody else has any information on how TD-LTE networks get accessed on other places (such Hong Kong, Japan, Sri Lanka and Australia), you’re welcomed to share it with us 🙂

  5. pietrogeo
    March 10, 2014

    battery?

  6. Alex
    March 10, 2014

    Yeah same story, Chinese manufacturers have a trend that they seem to be following. They don’t seem to care much for the needs of outside buyers.

    • Andi Sykes
      March 11, 2014

      Most of these small factories can hardly keep up with local demand, why stretch themselves further by going international?

    • zaikatanox
      March 11, 2014

      I just hope that Xiaomi would accelerate their efforts to reach global customers (and by that, I mean, including the States and Canada 🙂 ).

    • Alex
      March 11, 2014

      That should be the norm across the board, not just one company though…

  7. Vijay
    March 10, 2014

    I think there should be an article in Gizchina comparing The Snapdradon and Mediatek Chipsets..over all parameters.

  8. Frank Wu
    March 11, 2014

    Yeh, what a shame this TD-LTE thingy!

  9. Guest
    March 11, 2014

    I think there should be an article in Gizchina comparing The Snapdradon and Mediatek Chipsets..over all parameters.

  10. Frank Wu
    March 11, 2014

    Yeh, what a shame this TD-LTE thingy!