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These are some of the latest cheap Smartphones in China based on the MediaTek MT6580, MT6735, Spreadtrum SC7731 and SC7715. Here’s a $37 iPhone 6S clone with a removable back case to support removable battery, 3G dual-sim, it runs a 5″ qHD display on a Spreadtrum SC7731 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (I say A5 in the video by mistake, it’s actually A7). 512MB RAM and 4GB Flash but expandable by MicroSD slot. One of the world’s cheapest Android phones is the $25 SC7715 single-core ARM Cortex-A7 phone with 3.5″ display. A little higher specced are Huawei Mate 7 and Huawei P8 clones at $44 on Spreadtrum SC7731 and for $49 you get 5.5″ qHD and 5″ HD phones on the MediaTek MT6580 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7. For LTE I found a 5.5″ qHD IPS on 64bit MediaTek MT6735 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash. Sorry I didn’t prepare this video well I say many wrong things about the CPUs, prices, Android versions etc check the annotations I try to fix it there.
The idea is to sell the world’s cheapest phones in bulk to anyone directly from the factory in Shenzhen China. Anyone can be a small distributor and make money reselling everywhere.
LY is a new Smartphones brand from Shenzhen China. The cheapest model is LY3 sold at $28 (for 25 pieces) with a 3.5″HVGA display on Spreadtrum SC7715 Single-core ARM Cortex-A5.
LY1 sells at $119 (for 25 pieces) with a 5″HD display and with better-than Android One specs using the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.
LY2 sells at $53 (for 25 pieces) with a 4″WVGA display on a MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7.
The idea of LY is that people buying more than 1 unit get these discounts which is also the profits they can make if they resell them at the suggested price:
1 = Full price
5 = 15% discount
10 = 20% discount
25 = 30% discount
Topwise uses IPS + OGS Touch Panels for high-end, 5″ qHD/720p/FHD using the Broadcom BCM23550 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Broadcom’s VideoCore425 GPU. Broadcom comes with dual-WiFi 5Ghz and using Broadcom’s modem. Topwise also shows the 3G single-core Spreadtrum SC7715 single-core ARM Cortex-A7, perhaps the cheapest 3G phone in the world. Topwise ships 800K phones per month with more than 1300 people in their factory. They also have the EDGE Spreadtrum SC6925C single core ARM Cortex-A5. Topwise also uses Broadcom BCM23550 in their 3G dual-sim Tablet with 1024×600 IPS 1GB/8GB. Broadcom thus here shows with Topwise how they are trying to aggressively compete with MediaTek for the entry-level Smartphone market, providing strong multi-core performance with some advanced SoC features integrated.
http://antelife.com is a Shenzhen based online store selling some of the best Chinese cheap smartphones offering shipping throughout the world, mostly shipping to Europe at the moment. Some of these brands make the highest quality Chinese phones based on MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, Broadcomm, Spreadtrum, Marvell, Nvidia and whichever other ARM Processors get to be available through the low to mid-range Chinese Smartphone market. At Antelife you can find some awesome phones whichever your budget at sub-$100, sub-$150, sub-$200, sub-$250, sub-$300 and at sub-$350. They sell a bunch of the awesome and interesting Chinese smartphone brands including XIAOMI, Innos, ZOPO, THL, JIAYU, UMI, Inew, Pulid, VINUS, Feiteng, Mpai, Haipai, Lenovo, AMOI, ZTE, HUAWEI, Newman, Iocean, CUBOT, DOOGEE, Pomp, Xiaocai, Mlais, OPPO, Mysaga, JIAKE, HTM, Utime, Coolpad, VOTO, UBTEL, Ulefone and more.
Mozilla Principal Evangelist Tristan Nitot shows the latest Firefox OS devices that were launched at Mobile World Congress with Alcatel One Touch, LG, ZTE and Huawei. They even show a $25 phone running on the entry-level ARM Cortex-A5 smartphone SoC from Spreadtrum.
Onyx International shows the first ARM Cortex-A9 Android 4.0 E Ink e-reader in the world at their Shenzhen R&D Headquarter. Onyx is able to do custom designs for Android based e-readers, engineering new features, designing new devices, enabling E Ink alternatives to Amazon Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Providing the fastest yet Android support on E Ink. Watch in this video filmed at the Onyx Headquarters in Shenzhen China, how the Onyx teams of engineers do their innovative work.
Check me on the Android Central show showing off my samples of some of the latest cheapest Android phones out of China. My range of latest phones include MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 (512MB RAM) phones at $55 4″ (2G iPhone 5S style), $58 4″ 3G, $65 (3G SGS4-Mini style), $72 (3G SGS4 style), Spreadtrum 2G based at $36 4″ (2G Nokia windows phone style), $43 5.3″ (2G Note3 style), my Onyx E43 E Ink Android phone and Onyx Freescale iMX6 Solo Lite Android 4.0 E Ink E-reader.
Anyone else in the Silicon Valley would like to check out these devices? Let me know! I’ll be video-blogging at the ARM Techcon and Linaro Connect at the Santa Clara Convention Center during these next 4 days, then to spend another 6 days in San Francisco. I would like to visit the Twit Cottage next Sunday and I hope someone at Google invites me to their Mountain View headquarters!
Check me out on the official HKTDC channel showing some of the coolest devices at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics fair. Also check back in the many days to come as I’ll publish the more than a hundred videos that I filmed at the Hong Kong fair. Some of my picks include the MediaTek Powered Smartwatches, the Spreadtrum Powered E Ink Android phone, the Rockchip RK3188 Powered HDMI Sticks and Tablets. Check back for all my videos to be posted! (I had a problem in the last day and a half, my Intel Powered ultrabook has crashed and burnt a 4th time in the last 18 months I’ve used it, it doesn’t boot up anymore, now I’m borrowing a laptop while I also just gave away my 11-month old Samsung ARM Chromebook last week (bad timing) as I’d like to buy a new one later this month, Exynos5420 Powered Chromebook would have been best but another Exynos5250 Powered HP Chromebook 11 will do if nothing else gets released before).
Here’s the world’s cheapest Android phone (that I can find thus far). We’re now approaching the sub-$30 pricing. Yup, $30, Android, capacitive 3.5″. Not 3G though, you get dual-sim 2G/EDGE modem at that price. If the 3.5″ screen is too small, you can get 4″ for $36 (maybe 480×320 or same 400×240, I need to check), or even 4.5″ for $45 (I think WVGA, I need to test and confirm), thus the Spreadtrum ARM Cortex-A5 system-on-chip solution with dual-sim 2G/EDGE support may compete well with the MediaTek MT6515 in that 2G/EDGE space. Let me know if you know which platform is more interesting in terms of reaching the world’s cheapest yet still usable Android phone target. We may already have reached the sub-$25 for an Android phone price now today, although it may surely be reached by the end of this year. Where can we go next year? Sub-$25 3G Android phones and sub-$15 2G Android phones? I bought 3 of these world’s cheapest phones, to use as my dual-sim roaming phone to keep my home SIMs active while I’m traveling, let me know what you would like me to test with those. The calling quality isn’t amazing, that’s one thing, but phone calls work. Wi-Fi works fine thus I can feed fast data to them from my 3G phone that does a portable hotspot if I want.