Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has apparently sold over 15 million units of its popular MI-2 smartphone. Although the handset is available for purchase in multiple markets, the device sold predominantly in China and its neighboring regions. Part of the reason for the handset’s massive success is its ultra-low price tag.
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Chinese manufacturer OnePlus announced its plans to launch an Android smartphone called the One last month. This handset is currently being developed with the CyanogenMod team and is gearing up for a launch in the coming months. And today, the CEO of the company, Pete Lau has clarified the initial reports about its pricing.
Chinese manufacturer BBK came up with the ingenious idea of announcing what was supposed to be the world’s first smartphone with a 2K resolution display, the only problem is, it is still yet to launch it. The smartphone was originally scheduled for a mid-January release, then postponed to February 12 — and today here’s still no sight of it.
Samsung has today announced the Galaxy Mega Plus 5.8, a new addition to its super-sized smartphone lineup that gets a quad-core upgrade under the hood. In almost every other way, however, the handset is identical to its dual-core predecessor, the Galaxy Mega.
Oppo has hinted at the launch of its upcoming Oppo Find 7 smartphone by posting a cryptic teaser online. The teaser reveals the numbers 708979134102, which when read backwards is revealed to be 2014-3-19 — the date of its announcement.
Today, Huawei discreetly released a slightly more powerful version of it’s flagship smartphone of 2013, the Ascend P6. The revamped handset’s design appears to be identical to the original smartphone, though the technical specifications on the Chinese manufacturer’s website suggest that the S version is actually 0.3mm thicker, but things get a little bit more interesting when you start to look at the internals.
Huawei unveiled its 2014 flagship smartphone, the Ascend Mate 2, at CES in Las Vegas just a few days ago, and now an independent Chinese retailer is selling the factory unlocked version for 2,688 Yuan, which is approximately $445.
Just a couple of days after its press conference at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Acer unveiled its latest ultra-affordable Android powered tablet, the Tab 7, as a cheaper alternative to its mid-range Iconia A1-830, which was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show. However, unlike the latter, the Tab 7 is already on sale in China with a price tag of around $99 — that’s a whopping $50 cheaper than the A1 is expected to cost when it finally hits the shelf.
Huawei took center stage at CES in Las Vegas today to present its flagship smartphone of 2014, the Ascend Mate 2 4G. It’s the OEM’s first handset to be optimized for LTE networks all over the world, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States.
Samsung’s newly-announced Galaxy Note 3 in Merlot Red is now on sale in South Korea, exclusively through SK Telecom. The device is compatible with SKT’s LTE Advanced network, which promises speeds around 20 times faster than those of 3G.