As ever it is a great week to be a fan of Chinese smartphones and related technology, and this week sees some very exciting launches. Here are 7 Chinese smartphone products to watch this week.
This week will see a great selection of smartphones and accessories launch in China. Here are our top 5 to watch.
Meizu MX4 “Silver Wings”- 27th October
Kicking off the week is Meizu with the release of the Meizu MX4 “Silver Wings” Edition smartphone. This is basically the white version of the popular Meizu MX4 with silver body. The name “Silver Wings” comes from a limited edition Meizu MX3 which was suggested by a Meizu fans and released earlier in the year.
The Meizu MX4 Silver Wings edition has the same Sony 20.7 mega-pixel camera, 2GB RAM, octacore MT6595 processor and LTE as the original grey version and costs 1799 Yuan. We are still waiting for an international release for this model and the gold version.
CoolPad Great God F2 – 28th October
Coolpad launched the original Coolpad F2 with Mediatek processor and TD LTE support only earlier in the year. At 999 Yuan the phone was an instant hit in China, but not so internationally due to the issues with LTE and 3G support. The new model which will launch tomorrow fixes those issues with a new Snapdragon 615 processor and support for FDD-LTE and WCDMA 3G networks, meaning customers outside of China can enjoy this affordable phone.
Huawei Honor 4X – 29th October
The Honor range from Huawei has been one of our favourite this year and the latest (greatest?) addition joins this week.
Huawei have been careful not to let details of the Huawei Honor 4X fall in to the wrong hands, but though careful digging and a brief visit to TENAA HQ we have concluded the phone will have a 64bit processor, 5.5-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM, dual-sim support and LTE.
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Oppo N3 – 29th October
The Oppo N3 is the big launch for the week and the phone which other manufacturers are hoping to take the limelight off with their own launches. So far we have learned that the Oppo N3 will have a 5.5-inch 1080 display, lithium alloy body, and 16 mega-pixel rotating camera.
Details from Oppo’s retail stores in China also confirm the phone has a motorised rotating camera and will cost more than $700 in China.
Xiaomi smart home camera – 29th October
Xiaomi continue their invasion of the home with a new smart device, a smart camera. Costing only 149 Yuan, this remote control camera can be controlled via an Android APP, has a 111 degree wide-angle lens, 4 x zoom lens, 720p resolution and supports two-way video calls.
IUNI U3 black and white – 29th October
Start up IUNI have also chosen the 29th October as the release date for their black and white IUNI U3 models. The 2000 Yuan smartphone burst on to the scene a few months ago and has been battling with similar priced flagship phones ever since.
The IUNI U3 is currently the most affordable 2K Android smartphone on the market and also features a Snapdragon 801 processor, dual SIM, LTE, 3GB RAM and OIS on the main 13 mega-pixel camera.
Smartisan T1 with new lower price – 30th October
Originally priced at over 3500 Yuan for the top of the range LTE model with 32GB memory, the Smartisan T1 will be available from the 30th October with some serious savings. The new price for the base model 3G 16GB version is now just 1980 Yuan and the mid range 3G 32GB for just 2080 Yuan.
The T1 is a unique Android smartphone with a 5-inch JDI 1080 display, 13 mega-pixel F2.0 Sony IMX216 rear sensor and high quality audio processor for a HIFI sound experience.
Top 7 Chinese smartphone products to watch this week
With the holidays approaching be prepared for more exciting Chinese smartphone product launches. Stay tuned for more details and news about the Chinese tech industry.