This Week on GizChina – Xiaomi Mi 8, VIVO NEX, Lenovo Z5 & More

This Week on GizChina

Welcome back to our weekly rendezvous! If you’ve had a busy week or just kept yourself off the grid, now it’s the time to get back in the loop with the most interesting news coming out of the Chinese tech industry. Keep reading to find out what you might have missed!

This Week on GizChina


This upcoming week we will finally see the much hyped and awaited Xiaomi Mi 8. The handset is expected to pack top-notch features such as the latest Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0, a dual-frequency GPS module by Broadcom and the best camera hardware & software ever seen on a Xiaomi device.



Great news coming from Huawei this week as well. Recent reports out of China do indeed suggest that Huawei will be releasing a new breakthrough technology in the near future with a commercial value that could reach $10 billion. Also from Huawei, we have the latest entry-level Huawei Enjoy 8e Youth Edition hitting the market as well as some rumors regarding the upcoming Huawei Media M5 tablet.



Chinese phone maker VIVO, mostly known in the western world for for the stunning VIVO Apex concept phone unveiled at MWC, is apparently going to launch a notch-less device namely called NEX; click here to read more about it. If you’re more interested in their more affordable phones, check out the latest VIVO Y83 coming with the recently launched MediaTek Helio P22.


Smartisan Nut 3

Good and bad news for Chinese phone brand Smartisan. The latest flagship from the hammer company is, in fact, under scrutiny for adopting camera lenses that are too easy too scratch, users reported. On the good side, their 1TB memory equipped Smartisan R1 is one of the fastest phones in the world, at least as far as storage reads and writes speeds are concerned.



Lenovo has been running the rumor mill for a while now, in regards to the upcoming Lenovo Z5. The smartphone is indeed expected to pack a whopping 4TB of storage, a massive battery and great cameras; hopefully we’ll find out more very soon!

GizPoll of The Week

From our last week poll, 43% of our voters prefer having a 3.5mm headphone jack over stereo speakers, while 39% would like to have both. This week we are instead interested in your thoughts about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 8: Is The Notch On Xiaomi Mi 8 Justified? Visit this page here to vote and leave a comment!


If you’re looking for a good phone at around $150, this week our editor-in-chief – Nick – let us know what he thinks about the budget-friendly Vernee M6. Check out the review over here to learn more.

This Week on GizChina

This Week on GizChina

So, did you find any news you had missed throughout the week? If that’s so, let us know by dropping a comment below.

Now go ahead and click away to any of those delicious stories linked above. See you next week!

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