This Week on GizChina – January 8-14

This Week on GizChina

Here we are in the second week of 2018. While most companies are in their winter sleep, others keep pushing out rumors and images about their upcoming devices. Do you think you’ve missed any? Then keep reading to find out the top headlines from January 8th through the 14th!

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This week we’ve been hearing a lot about the Meizu M6S. The smartphone is supposed to come in an interesting hexa-core Exynos variant as well as a Mediatek one for the global market. Meizu’s phone could potentially come with an on-display fingerprint scanner as well, according to this teaser.



Apparently, the Korean company did not really learn from last year’s mistake and is probably going to launch the next LG G7 flagship with last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835; click here to read more about that. Do you care more about its external look? Then check out this leaked render.


Xiaomi mi PowerBank 2 5000mah

They’ve kept themselves busy over at Xiaomi’s by launching two new products, the Xiaomi Mi PowerBank 2 and the Xiaomi Charger 9V/2A with Quick Charge 3.0 support. We then heard that the Chinese tech giant might be working with Epistar, the largest mini LED maker based in Taiwan to possibly use the technology on their upcoming devices. Finally, the much awaited Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is rumored to be coming with a 699 Yuan ($107) price tag.


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Really exciting news coming from Vivo as well, the Chinese phone maker did indeed just show off the first working prototype of an on-display fingerprint scanner at work. This happened at CES and in partnership with Synaptics, the ones who provided the actual fingerprint sensors. Do you want to learn more about it? Then check the article here!

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Sony Xperia XA2 ultra

This has been the week of CES2018, as such some manufacturers have gone ahead and launched various devices, we’re obviously talking about Sony that came out with three. The Sony Xperia XA2, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, and the Sony Xperia L2. In addition to those, we also have some rumors regarding the coming Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact; read more about it in this article.


Interesting news coming from Alcatel and its parent company TCL. The latter is indeed introducing a new nomenclature for its devices and are working to introduce really cost-effective phones at sub $100, $200 and $300 price ranges. All handsets will be featuring 18:9 display aspect ratio, a modern design and they’ll probably be unveiled at the MWC2018 taking place in Barcelona from February 26th through March 1st.


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This Week on GizChina

This Week on GizChina

The sweet giveaway puts an end to our weekly digest with all the most interesting news of the past seven days. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve discovered news you had missed, or you’re just happy we reminded you about the giveaway. Either way, see you next week!

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