The tech calendar is full of shows, but the first big one for Chinese brands (at least the smaller ones) is MWC in Barcelona. Here are some of the top phones to look out for.
MWC 2016 will offer mid size Chinese phone makers a place to show off their latest devices for 2016, and with more brands focusing on Europe this year than ever there are more Chinese brands then ever in attendance.
With just over a month to go Chinese phone makers are already letting slip what they have in store for MWC 2016. Here are the top Chinese phones to look out for at MWC 2016 so far:
We know of 2 phones that Blackview will be launching at MWC 2016 so far, but in total the company plan to show around 6 phones at the Expo. The phones we already know are the Blackview Ultra Plus, Omega Pro, BV5000,and BV2000.
New models at MWC from Blackview will be the Blackview R7, a Helio P10 phone with Android 6 and 4GB RAM, and the mystery Blackview BV6000 which we assume will have a 6000mAh+ battery.
Doogee were at MWC last year, but for 2016 they will use the show to launch their new top of the range Doogee F7. The Doogee F7 will boast a 10 core Mediatek Helio X20 processor, and 2K display.
Doogee will also officially launch the Doogee Titan T7 with clamshell design and 5.2-inch display, and there is rumour of a 3rd device which still remains a mystery.
Zopo will be launching the Zopo Speed 8 phone at the MWC Expo. Zopo have been slowly leaking official details of the Zopo Speed 8 and have already confirmed that it will come with a fingerprint scanner, Helio X20 chipset and metal body. We also expect to see around 4GB RAM and a 21 mega-pixel camera on the Speed 8.
The Xtouch Plus has a metal body similar to the ZUK Z1 and will come with a wooden panel option for the rear. Images of the Xtouch show a rear fingerprint scanner, USB Type C and notification switch.
The Plus sized phone will sport a 6-inch 2K panel, 4GB RAM, 64GB memory and 5000mAh battery. We haven’t been told which processor the phone will have but we are guessing a Helio P10 will be inside.
Ulefone have shown images and a video of the borderless Ulefone Future already. The Ulefone Future gets a 2.0Ghz Medatek Helio P10 chipset, 20 mega-pixel Sony IMX230 rear camera, 4GB RAM and options for either Cyanogen or Android 6.0.
That’s not the only phone that Ulfone will launch at MWC 2016 though. We discovered today that the Ulefone Sharp will also launch, but at this stage we know nothing about the phone.
Other brands to watch at MWC 2016
We are still waiting to hear from Oukitel, Homtom, Siswoo, and others not to mention the big brands like ZTE, Lenovo, Huawei and whatever tablet makers make an appearance.
We’ll be at MWC from day one so keep an eye on GizChina for the latest Chinese tech news from Barcelona.