3 Chinese phones launching this week

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At least 3 new Android smartphones will launch in China this week. Here are all the details we know so far about the latest Xiaomi, Meizu and UMi smartphones launching this week.

These 3 phones are the models we know have a confirmed launch for this week, they aren’t the only phones that will come to light of the next 7 days though so keep your eye’s on the news throughout the week for more Chinese Phone news.

Xiaomi Mi4c – 22nd September

xiaomi mi4c packaging

The Xiaomi Mi4c is set to be launched on the 22nd September and oddly has already had a few details leaked by Xiaomi themselves. Usually the Beijing phone maker likes to keep us guessing about their new phones, but this time around they have already pointed out the possibility of a USB Type C on their new Mi4c.

The rest of the blanks need to be filled in by the usual leaks and tipsters. According to reports the Xiaomi Mi4c will come with a Snapdragon 808 6 core chipset, 3GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear. Further reports suggest a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, and between 32-64GB memory.

The Mi4c sounds like a slightly upgraded version of the Xiaomi Mi4i which launched earlier in the year at an event in India. The Mi4i proved to be a fantastic feeling phone only let down by the Snapdragon 615 chipset and buggy first builds of MIUI. Will the Xiaomi Mi4c be the phone the Mi4i should have been? Find out in a few days!

Meizu 5 Pro – 23rd September


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The new flagship Meizu have been spoken about alot in leaks, teasers and readers comments. New for the latest Meizu is a new name which replaces MX5 Pro, a rumoured new higher pricing structure and move back to a 1080 display.

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Rumours tell of a 5.7-inch Meizu 5 Pro, with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 2.5D glass panel. The processor this time around could be a Samsung Exynos 7420, with 4GB RAM and cameras are the same 5 mega-pixel front, 21 mega-pixel rear as found on the MX5.

There are a few confusing details around the Meizu 5 Pro, one is the price. It is suggested that the new Meizu could cost around 3000 Yuan, but from the leaked details there isn’t much benefit over the new flagship when compared to the 1799 Yuan MX5. Another annoyance is Meizu’s quick switch back to 1080p. After doing their best to convince everyone that 2K was better in the MX4 Pro, (then dropping the phone only a few months later) how will fans react to a lower spec phone? Find out on the 23rd September.

UMi Hammer S

umi hammer s hands on

There is no date for the UMi Hammer S launch, but we have been told it will be this week, so our guess is the phone will be available from the 21st. The UMi Hammer S details are all already confirmed and we have even had hands on time with the device last month.

Specs include a Mediatek MT6735 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, and 5.5-inch 720p display, UMi have also managed to include a Sony IMX179 rear camera, fingerprint scanner, 3200mAh battery and 2.5D curved glass panel.

There will be plenty more from the Chinese phone industry this week so keep posted for more news, spy photos and reviews on GizChina.com

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  1. Burs
    September 20, 2015

    Any chance Mi4c will have build quality similar to original Mi4, or at least a bit better than Mi4i? I’m not a big fan of plastic, so please give me something that feels like anything but plastic 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      September 20, 2015

      Even with the plastic the build quality of the Mi4i was still very good. Build quality is never really an issue with Xiaomis.

      • Burs
        September 20, 2015

        I don’t question Xiaomi’s build quality, but aluminium or glass or something other than plastic always give a more premium look and feel. But thinking more about it, they already have a premium Mi4, so they would shoot their own leg with that move. Let’s wait and see what comes out of it.

        • balcobomber25
          September 21, 2015

          Based on the specs the Mi4c is a replacement for both the Mi4 and Mi4i, sales of those other two will slow to a trickle. Seems like this is a stop gap until the SD820 is available for mass production for the Mi5.

  2. Hwgeek
    September 20, 2015

    what about the Oppo Find9? it should released on 19th of September no?

    • Gnarnia
      September 20, 2015

      What day is today, my friend?

      • September 20, 2015

        Yup, seems the rumour was false 🙁

  3. realjjj
    September 20, 2015

    We’ll see if the 4c has microSD or Xiaomi ruins it and at this point kinda wish it was using SD620 even if on paper SD808 is supposed to be better.
    The Meizu might have 4 big flaws. Chances are they’ll use OLED so the advertised res is faked , might not have microSD and then there is the home button. The 4th likely flaw is pricing, although maybe they are not stupid enough to copy Xiaomi and push the price up just to appeal to people that think a higher price is better.

    Do hope Xiaomi has a tab too just to see if they keep going with 4:3 or not.

    • balcobomber25
      September 20, 2015

      SD620 might not be ready for mass production yet.

  4. Venci
    September 20, 2015

    I actually was fan of Meizu, but seeing them now, can’t figure out why. 😀

  5. eliHd
    September 20, 2015

    am getting huawei honor 7 this week! huaaaweeeyyyy!!! ??

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    • thesniper321
      September 20, 2015