This Week on GizChina – Redmi Note 7 Launched, Huawei Problems & More

This Week on GizChina

Hello readers! Here we are just after the new year wearing those heavier winter jackets – at least in some parts of the globe, while we wait for the warmer weather to come back. So, what better way is there than to spend the time in-between checking out the most interesting headlines coming from China for the past 7 days? There isn’t; keep reading!

This Week on GizChina


Always interesting news coming from Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant did indeed launch the much awaited Redmi Note 7, the smartphone packs some rather incredible hardware going from the Snapdragon 660 to the 48MP, all of that for a starting price of less than $200.

During this week, Xiaomi also unveiled a new pair of wireless earphones, the Xiaomi Mi Air.



Lots of news coming from Huawei in the past 7 days as well, this time they aren’t good ones though. Two Huawei Employees have indeed been arrested in Poland over allegations of espionage, while Huawei’s Canada senior vice president resigned to work as a special consultant.

As if that weren’t enough, reports of a possible ban of Huawei’s growing 5G infrastructure in Norway just came out; definitely a tough week for the Chinese tech giant.


Chinese phone maker Vivo is always working on something new and, after releasing the two screen Vivo NEX Dual, the company is now apparently teasing a “waterdrop” phone which is expected to change people’s perception of smartphones. Click here to learn more.

While we wait for that incredibly hyped device, the company released the VIVO Z3i “Standard Edition” in China for $296.



One of the most internationally recognized smartphone brands from China – OnePlus – is apparently really close to picking the final design for their future flagship.

In the image available in this post, you’ll indeed be able to look at what’s reported to be a photo of the upcoming OnePlus 7. Since the OnePlus 6T is still very recent though, it’s really hard to understand whether these images are real of fake.


We conclude the news part of this weekly recap with some really neat into coming from Nokia. The company is currently working on the upcoming Nokia 8.1 Plus, which as some renders suggest could feature a punch-hole camera on top of a 6.2-inch display.

Meanwhile, as far as the much hyped Nokia 9 PureView is concerned, the smartphone could see the light of day at the MWC taking place next February. There, we’ll finally learn if the handset actually packs the 5 cameras we’ve seen is so many renders.


As always, we conclude our weekly rendezvous with a question for you – our readers. Will the independence of the Redmi brand help Xiaomi? Click here to vote and let us know your opinion!

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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