Phone news that didn’t make the headlines: Week 3

There is a lot of news that we are sent, or see that just doesn’t make it in to the headlines, this is where those little news bites will be found from now on in an end of week post.

With so much going on, we don’t manage to post everything we want to during the week, so those little news bites that we miss will now be placed in an end of week post with short but sweet details:

Leagoo Lead 7

leagoo lead 7Leagoo have started to promote their new Lead 7 smartphone, a device which would have made the headlines had it been powered by a newer 64bit chip rather than the old MT6582. Still the device is good-looking, features a 4500mAh battery, HD display and 13 megapixel camera.


League also announced this week that they had officially entered Malaysia and opened flagship stores.

[ Leagoo Facebook ]


zte-g720cZTE announced the ZTE G720C in China this week with Snapdragon 615 octacore processor.

The 64bit phone has LTE support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Cat 4 support, 5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel main camera, and Android 4.4 Kitkat with ZTE’s own custom ROM.

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Facebook almost invested in Xiaomi

xiaomi logoFacebook has had a crack at Android phones before with the help of HTC, but can you imagine what would have happened if the social network had invested in Xiaomi.

This week it was revealed that this was once on the cards, but the deal eventually fell through.


KingSing T8

kingsing T8KingSing send over details of their KingSing T8 model which will cost just 500 Yuan.

The phone features a 1.4Ghz MT6592M octacore processor, 1GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel rear camera and 2150mAh battery. Waiting on actual product photos.

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Meizu release Flyme 4.1 for MX2 and MX3

flymeOwners of older Meizu phones got the chance to update to Flyme 4.1 this week. The update bring the pervious flagship up to date with new icons, smoother operation and a few new features.

Gizchina News of the week

We are still waiting to here about the international version release.

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Xiaomi could be facing issues in Indonesia

xiaomi redmi 2After issues in India, Xiaomi could be facing problems with selling their 4G LTE smartphones in Indonesia.

Hugo Barra has voiced concerns that high tax in the country may make selling the LTE Redmi Note a difficult challenge.

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TCL M2L released with HTC Blinked

tcl-m2l-1TCL launched it’s first Snapdragon 615 powered phone in China this week. The TCL M2L boasts LTE, NFC, dual SIM and a 3500mAh battery.

TCL have also worked with HTC to bring Blinkfeed to the phone too.

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Coolpad 8675-A

coolpad-8675-aAnother Snapdragon 615 phone hits China with Cat 4 LTE support. The Coolad 8675-A is larger than the other phones with similar specs launched at the same time with a 5.5-inch HD display.

It also offers a 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel front, dual SIM and 2GB RAM.

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Upcoming Reviews

oppo n3 hands on

Finally just a quick word to let you know which phone reviews we have coming up. So far we have the Oppo N3, Huawei Honor 6+, Elephone P6000 and JiaYu S3 has confirmed. We are waiting on the Oppo R5 and Xiaomi Redmi 2 delivery details, so keep posted.

Previous Meizu MX4 Pro Review Video
Next Cheerson CX10 Review: cheaper alternative to the SKEYE Mini Drone


  1. Muhammad Yasir
    January 16, 2015

    I actually LOVE this section!
    Sykes u da man bro!
    keep posting these small tidbits!

    • Manish
      January 16, 2015


    • January 16, 2015

      Glad you like it, Ill be sure to keep it up 😀

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 16, 2015

        Thanks bro!

      January 16, 2015


  2. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    January 16, 2015

    Can’t wait for the Jiayu S3 review! Really excited. Wish I could already buy one for a decent price

    January 16, 2015

    Andi hope your review of Jiayu S3 turns out to be good..hope S3 does not screw on camera when other hardware is fantastic…from other forums camera not so great,hope they have improved in final release version.

  4. Steven Fox
    January 16, 2015

    Camera for the Jiayu devices is never top quality, but gets the job done. Their build quality and specs more than make up for the camera quality. What the company really lacks is proper software support, as it takes them ages to release new firmware for their devices.

  5. lakica
    January 16, 2015

    @andi, when is the p6000 review coming?

  6. Ruby
    January 17, 2015

    Chinese Phones I’ll be watching in 2015 and why:

    1. Asus Zenphone 2 – Features, Value for money
    2. Xiaomi RedMi 2S – MIUI 6, LTE, cheaper alternative to the Moto G2
    3. Jiayu S3 – 3GB RAM, FHD, LTE, 64 Bit SoC, new kid on the block
    4. OnePlus Two (TBA) – Blew me away with the OPO; take my money if they can do it again with the ‘Two’

    Who I’ve given up on and why:

    1. ALL made in China clones – including No.1, HDC, Goophone – lowest quality components; zero reliability, guilty of polluting the world and giving China a bad name
    2. Elephone, THL, iNew and all the other mediocre Chinese manufactures. Almost all of these phones have inherent design problems/poor QA. There’s a reason why Chinese companies that make top notch gear like OnePlus, OPPO, Xiaomi and Meizu all have strong customer loyalty while all the others struggle to make a living by selling inferior products to unwitting customers in developing nations.