Gionee’s Elife E8 smartphone has been making the rounds of late. The device has now been certified by Chinese certification database TENAA, giving us a brief glimpse of its hardware as well. Although the specifications were revealed by a previous leak, we’re getting word on the camera now, which has taken us a bit by surprise. Read more
It’s just over a month ago that the OnePlus finally released the OxygenOS for the One handset after numerous delays. While the OxygenOS firmware is meant for international One handsets, OnePlus has just announced it will release a new ROM called HydrogenOS for the One handset in China.
Since the debut of its One phone, OnePlus has encouraged us to “Never Settle,” which is good, because over the past few months a number of customers have reported that the touchscreen on the OnePlus One ceases to function, and they refuse to settle for a phone that does not work as promised.
Chinese juggernaut Xiaomi is expected to launch a handful of new devices this year. We’ve already seen the likes of the Mi Note, Mi Note Pro and the Mi 4i breaking cover this year, so it’s understandable that the company would have more devices in its arsenal. Read more
ZTE’s Nubia Z9 smartphone has been teased for quite some time now, but the device has finally gone official sporting a very impressive specs sheet and an interesting design. Read more
Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro smartphones in January, with the former hitting the markets some weeks ago. The company has now formally brought the Mi Note Pro to the markets as well, starting with China. Read more
Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra has mentioned that the company is fundamentally against using microSD card slots for its high performance devices. This comes as none of the high end Xiaomi phones sport microSD card slots, while the Redmi series are microSD compatible. Read more
Huawei launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Honor 4C, in China, today. The handset is available in either Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, or White colorways, and carries a price tag of CNY 799 ($129).
In years past, Nokia was one of the biggest players in the cell phone market. As the world started to move away from regular cell phones to smartphones, Nokia got left behind, but started to claw back with the mobile Windows platform and some dabbling with Android-powered devices. All of that came to a grinding halt though when Microsoft bought out Nokia’s mobile device division. In a speech concerning a new R&D center for Nokia, Nokia China president Mike Wang appears to have confirmed that Nokia will return to the smartphone market in 2016 with Android-powered devices. Read more
After a veritable drip-feed of almost daily leaks, HTC finally made the One M9+ official at its More Than One event held in Beijing. The M9+ has received an upgrade in specifications in some areas over the standard M9 (reviewed here), and we have more pictures and details after the break.