Xiaomi Mi 5 render surfaces, tipped to be announced on January 21

Leaks and reports about the Xiaomi Mi 5 have been going around for months. Now  new render of the next flagship phone from Xiaomi has surfaced online that shows the front of the phone.

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QiKu to launch Terra 808 and Terra 810 smartphones in India by end of Nov 2015

QiKu, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has announced its plans to enter India and will launch two smartphones by end of November 2015.

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Letv Le 1s with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced for $173

LeTV Le 1

Letv, one of the popular video network operators in China today introduced Le 1s, successor of the Le 1 smartphone that was introduced earlier this year. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display with slim bezel. It is just 74.2mm wide, slimmer than last year’s Le 1Pro. It is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio X10 SoC and runs on Android Lollipop based on EUI 5.5. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) that can focus an object in just 0.09 seconds. Continue reading “Letv Le 1s with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, fingerprint sensor announced for $173”

Xiaomi could announce the Redmi Note 2 with MIUI 7 on August 13

It looks like Xiaomi could announce the long rumored Redmi Note 2 next week. A fresh report from MyDrivers is stating that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch the Redmi Note 2 along with MIUI 7 on August 13th.

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Xiaomi beats Samsung as China’s leading smartphone maker: IDC

Xiaomi has surpassed Samsung as the largest smartphone maker in China, as per a latest report from IDC. The Chinese smartphone maker reported a market share of 12.5% in 2014, overtaking Samsung which stood at 12.1%.

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Alibaba invests $590 million in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu

Alibaba has made a strategic investment of $590 million in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu. Alibaba seeks to integrate its mobile operating system YunOS with Meizu’s phones and hardware, while distributing the phones through the company’s online shopping platforms.

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Motorola officially re-enters China, launches three smartphones

Motorola has officially re-entered China by launching Moto X, Moto X Pro and Moto G with 4G LTE. The company would begin taking pre-orders for the second-gen Moto G and the 2014 flagship Moto X in China, and showed off the Moto X Pro (basically a de-branded Nexus 6).

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Nokia N1 launches 28 Jan in China, pre-orders tomorrow

Nokia N1

Nokia’s return to the hardware market looks set to become official later this month as the N1 tablet will begin shipping in China on January 28th. Pre-orders for the Nokia N1, which is manufactured by Foxconn and sold under the Nokia brand, will begin tomorrow and the N1 tablet will cost 1599 RMB (equivalent to around $258 or £170). Continue reading “Nokia N1 launches 28 Jan in China, pre-orders tomorrow”

Xiaomi to announce new 4G Redmi series smartphone on Jan 4th

Xiaomi Redmi Jan 4 2015

Xiaomi has announced that it will launch a new Redmi series smartphone on January 4th, 2015 in China. It will come with dual SIM support and LTE connectivity. Xiaomi has not revealed the complete specifications of the smartphone yet. It will come in a range of colors and will be available from QQ space. Continue reading “Xiaomi to announce new 4G Redmi series smartphone on Jan 4th”