New smartphone brand launching $129.99 smartphone soon


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.

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.

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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.

 

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32 Comments

  1. pa5t1s
    August 29, 2016

    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…

  2. Rob
    August 29, 2016

    $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.

    • Assefa Hanson
      August 29, 2016

      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

  3. Pierre
    August 29, 2016

    Andi come on. The possessive is ITS, not IT’S.

    “It’s” = “It is”

    • Rob
      August 29, 2016

      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.

      • mf1gt3r
        August 29, 2016

        Hehehe. As long as we get the message.

  4. quodvadis
    August 29, 2016

    $130?

    is it going to be another pointless mtk6753 phone launching too little too late?

    • Marius Cirsta
      August 29, 2016

      You wish, it’s more likely going to be a quad core, at least the MTK6753 is an octa core

  5. Qasim Ala
    August 29, 2016

    Gimmi a SD 652 at $130 and take my moneh

  6. Steve B
    August 29, 2016

    Another Vernee, Yay! Another Ubro, run a mile. Still waiting on that BOM.

  7. muzzz
    August 29, 2016

    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

    • Jhonny
      August 29, 2016

      Clone company sounds clearly better

  8. MattD
    August 29, 2016

    “first thing first, lemme make an iphone clone with low-end specs!”… What a start! :-/

    • balcobomber25
      August 29, 2016

      From that one picture the back is different than an iPhone.

      • MattD
        August 29, 2016

        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!

        • balcobomber25
          August 30, 2016

          I think they got more inspiration from Samsung and Meizu but until we see the full phone it’s hard to say.

  9. balcobomber25
    August 29, 2016

    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.

    • MitsosDaBest
      August 29, 2016

      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…

      • balcobomber25
        August 29, 2016

        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.

        • Zero
          August 30, 2016

          Helio P10 wants to say hello!!

          • balcobomber25
            August 30, 2016

            I doubt it in a phone this cheap from a brand new company. 6753 or 6750 are much more likely.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 29, 2016

      lol

  10. Ray Bel
    August 29, 2016

    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…..

  11. Jhonny
    August 29, 2016

    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?

    • Rick Flair
      September 3, 2016

      Because it weighs the same as a brick

      • Jhonny
        September 3, 2016

        Then u should buy a samsung 7. I bet u could afford it 🙂

  12. Muhammad Yasir
    August 29, 2016

    what .. who ?!

  13. Muhammad Yasir
    August 29, 2016

    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.

    • G'n'T
      August 31, 2016

      @disqus_rPqg6NlmUn:disqus – you are dreaming, if you think you will get those specs at this price..

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 31, 2016

        sarcasm , buddy !

  14. Sansa
    August 29, 2016

    Slow news?

  15. Floans
    August 29, 2016

    was that Umi Rome ?