Shenzhen THL shows their latest high-end Smartphone on the MT6592 Octa Core, already in mass production with a 5″ 1080p display with Gorilla Glass, selling 200K per month out of their Shenzhen factory. They also show a 4.5″ and 4.7″ qHD on MT6582M and a 6.6″ FHD MT6592 Octa Core phablet.
Unitone sell 3G tablets from $50 to $100 from 6″, 7″ and 7.85″.
Wiko shows their Octa Core Smartphone with a nice 5″ FHD display unscratchable with Gorilla Glass, 16megapixel Sony sensor camera, MT6592 Octa Core, it’s available now for 350€ in France and a few other markets in Europe. Wiko is the third biggest smartphone brand in France and they want to expand to other markets.
Since 2011, many of the MeeGo team left Nokia to form Jolla, a Finnish company that wants to make phones based on their Sailfish OS. Sailfish OS is what’s left of Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo and the N9 mobile phone, the Sailfish software is based on the open-sourced components of MeeGo, while the Sailfish user interface is closed-source and had to be developed from scratch. Sailfish is compatible with some Android apps done in collaboration with the creators of Alien Dalvik, the Myriad Group, known for running Android apps with the Nokia N9. At their MWC booth, Jolla shows Sailfish OS running on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.
One of the most interesting aspects of MHL in my opinion is that MHL enables your Smartphone to run your PC/Desktop/Laptop experience. Now Acer is showing their Acer Extend prototype where it’s an “empty” good looking laptop shell as stylish as an Ultrabook, which only contains the display, battery, keyboard, mousepad and basic MHL support electronics, thus potentially being sold at a very cheap price, then you power that Laptop Dock with your Phone, in the similar way to the Motorola LapDock system of a couple of years ago. MediaTek is showing some Android software optimizations that they are doing to run this setup on their Octa Core MT6592 processor, thus switching the Android UI to a more Laptop-friendly orientation and configuration when the MHL connectivity to the Laptop Dock is triggered. Hopefully that Android 5 will feature optimized MHL functionality also, perhaps even enabling to instantly switch to a full Chrome OS like productivity state when the MHL to Laptop Dock is detected. MHL also demonstrates a couple of important HDMI sticks from Dell and from Roku which feature MHL support, making HDMI Sticks easy to use and clutter-free, automatically powered by the TV itself and running the full Productivity Suite or the Entertainment Functions directly on the HDMI Stick. Now with MHL 3.0, MHL supports up to 600mbit/s on the USB Host direction, something that I have been looking forward to since I started video-blogging about MHL in 2011. The potential here is to accelerate the adoption of ARM Devices for powering productivity.
Archos presents their entry-level music enthusiasts phone, powered by the Mediatek MT6572 dual-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor. 4-inch IPS display with a 800x480pixel resolution, 4GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 1400mAh battery. This phone is released now for 110€ in Europe. You can find out more about it here: http://www.archos.com/gb/products/smartphones/titanium/archos_40btitanium/index.html
ValueBasket.com provided me with a review sample of their MySaga M2 branded MediaTek MT6589T 1.5Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 phone with a SGX544MP GPU running at 357MHz, running Android 4.2 smoothly with 1GB RAM and 16GB Flash. The quite impressive 5.0″ 1920×1080 441PPI 16Million color display is manufactured by LG, back-camera is 13.0MP CMOS Sensor , F2.0 Aperture, 6P Precision Lens, with LED lights and front camera is 8.0MP BSI CMOS Sensor, F2.2 Aperture, 5P Precision Lens. My 12-year old cousin Henry with his YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/techtothepeoplevideo shows here the device in his video review. I have been using this phone as my main phone during these past 3 weeks and I can tell you it shows MT6589T runs 1080p 5″ phones smoothly. With a 2100mAh battery the battery life is decent enough. Bluetooth 3, Wi-Fi, GPS, Dual-SIM HSPA+ all seems to work great. I don’t know if MT6589T phones can be upgraded officially to Android 4.4 yet, but it can be rooted quite easily. At $234/189€/162£ retail price from http://www.valuebasket.com/en_US/mainproduct/view/15102-AA-WH including free shipping (you can see the different prices by changing the country in the bottom right corner of the page), this phone is quite good value for money.
Go East Electronics from Shenzhen shows their 2014 range of phones. Go East sells around 20,000 phones per week and 80,000 per month. Go east has a factory that employs around 300 people. Go east has a 6″ WVGA (800×480) android phone with a MTK 6582 processor for 30 USD. Go East has another model with a a 5.3″ screen and MTK 6582 processor for an unspecified price. GO east has a 4″ WVGA with a MTK 6572 processor for 52 USD.
Showing their latest tablets. RK3026 for $35, the best they have is 1280×800 $105 MediaTek powered tablet. They also have a $17 NFC power bank that doubles as a speaker. MT6589 5″ 1920×1080 for $130.
MediaTek MT6572 powered Smartwatch with 512MB, 4GB Flash, Camera, SIM card support. $37 RK3026 7″ tablet. Also a more-than-$200 Intel reference tablet.