Over the past 12 months we’ve heard of Chinese brands closing their doors or getting in trouble, but not many new companies have emerged. Well with just a few months left in 2016 there are rumours of an all new company on the horizon.
With quite a few good contacts in China I often get to hear the latest news and rumours ahead of others, so when a good contact of mine told me to keep an eye on up and coming brands I became quite intrigued.
Over the past 12 months there have been plenty of brands which we though would be around forever simply disappear, and even the giants of the Chinese phone industry are struggling. To give you a run down we have seen iOcean, IUNI, Amoi and others close their doors, while Jiayu struggle. Even Xiaomi are showing figures that they aren’t very happy with!
Even with this worrying market climate, it seems that there is still room in the market for a new smartphone brand, and in fact one maybe on the way sooner than we think.
Gizchina News of the week
Rumours on the grapevine are that a group of highly regarded industry talent have broken away from their respective roles at current brands to form their own smartphone brand with the aim to bring high-quality and well priced phones to China and the European market.
What’s more this new brand is said to be part of a large OEM with its own manufacturing, R&D and supply chains. This is a very important note as it means we can expect higher quality at lower pricing.
So far my sources haven’t revealed the name of the brand or many details of its phone, but what I have been told is the company name begins with the letter ‘C’ and its first phone is already undergoing testing in Europe! Pricing for the device is already set at around $129.99.
The rest of the details can only be taken from this exclusive photo sent to me. The image is a close up of a phone with CNC machined alloy chassis, protruding camera and a SIM slot.
The rest of the details are still under wraps.
Interesting news @Gizchina:disqus 🙂
I can remember the day you wrote about OnePlus for the very first time! Quite premonitory! Give us details asap 😉
PS: leaked picture looks fine…
$130=budget chinese handset, like we don’t have enough of those already. It doesn’t sound too promising at the moment,but I’ll reserve judgement till they actually release something.
well we got a budget phone T 165 $ whish is the coolpad dual1 and it has aggressive specs lets hope this will be a 130 dollars masterpiece
Andi come on. The possessive is ITS, not IT’S.
“It’s” = “It is”
Come on man be fair, English is only his 1st language! To be honest as grammatical errors go on this site, that one is very minor.
Hehehe. As long as we get the message.
is it going to be another pointless mtk6753 phone launching too little too late?
You wish, it’s more likely going to be a quad core, at least the MTK6753 is an octa core
Gimmi a SD 652 at $130 and take my moneh
Another Vernee, Yay! Another Ubro, run a mile. Still waiting on that BOM.
I can exclusively reveal that it is the new chimpdog hohum with the latest MT6589T 500mb ram 4gb rom 1800mah with a 3000mah booster sticker for when you need that little bit extra. Should be available 2nd quarter 2017
Clone company sounds clearly better
“first thing first, lemme make an iphone clone with low-end specs!”… What a start! :-/
From that one picture the back is different than an iPhone.
Yep, camera is placed differently and is much protruding, but you don’t need a second look to guess where they took the inspiration from, I think!
I think they got more inspiration from Samsung and Meizu but until we see the full phone it’s hard to say.
I think we all know what $130 is going to get you from a no name brand. It will be 2015 specs launched in 2017. MT6753 with 2/3 GB RAM and 16GB ROM.
I don’t think they are so stupid to use 2015 specs on a new phone… For example, Vernee is a new company and has great budget phones, with new specs. The Vernee Thor was announced at the beginning of 2016, when the MT6753 wasn’t so old.
This new phone for $130, needs these to succeed: “8-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM (or 32), 4G+ (300 Mbps at least), system updates and more of these stuff, or it will die very soon…
I just don’t see what they can offer for $130 besides the MT6753 or MT6750. It’s going to be a budget MTK SoC.
Helio P10 wants to say hello!!
I doubt it in a phone this cheap from a brand new company. 6753 or 6750 are much more likely.
A is for Apple, not the kind of fruit thats healthy for your teeth
B is for Berry, now gone black and bad
C is for Citron. Mix it the right way and its wonderfull refreshing….else a very sour experience…..
Does anyone remember oukitel k6000 pro with full hd display, 3gb ram and the huge battery of 6000 mAh for 140$ ? Why u would buy anything lower with the same cash?
Because it weighs the same as a brick
Then u should buy a samsung 7. I bet u could afford it 🙂
what .. who ?!
this $129 phone…
needs OIS , dual cam , triple tone flash with temperature compensation , 64 gb ROM , SD 821 , atleast 4GB RAM , 2k Display and Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner to succeed in this cutthroat market.
@disqus_rPqg6NlmUn:disqus – you are dreaming, if you think you will get those specs at this price..
sarcasm , buddy !
was that Umi Rome ?