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.

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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.

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.

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