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Skyworth L18A $100 Octa-core MT6753 Smartphone 5.0’ 3G 16G

Posted by Gennie – February 27, 2016

Skyworth shows smart phones powered by MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core Cortex-A53 with different price range on MWC2016. Skyworth L18A is affordable smart phone with 5.0’ HD display at 1280*720 resolution, 3GB RAM, 16GB Flash, bulk price at $100 for 5000pcs MOQ. Skyworth T612 is smartphone support full world-wide bands network in any country, bulk price at $175 for 2000pcs MOQ.

You can contact Skyworth here: (Please let them know if you watch this video)
Johnny Zhang, Deputy General Manager

Best of MWC 2016: HP Elite x3 with Windows 10 Continuum on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Posted by Charbax – February 27, 2016

HP shows the future of computing! HP's vision for the future of consumer and enterprise pocketable electronics, the Windows 10 Continuum enabled HP Elite x3 running on the super fast 14nm (Samsung Fab) Snapdragon 820. HP offers DeskDock with USB Type-C, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB2, DisplayPort, USB Type-C. It outputs to a large display, with an RF or Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. HP Elite X3 has a 5.96" 2K 2560x1440 Super AMOLED with 550nits brightness "best in class".4GB LPDDR4 RAM. 64GB internal with Dual Nano SIM that can also be One Nano SIM and one MicroSD card slot. "Best in class" single touch fingerprint scanner. A second biometric authentication is the iris scanner. IP67 waterproof 1.5m for 30 minutes "all sealed". Shock-proof with Gorilla Glass. 4150mAh battery. HP even shows their "empty" 12.8" thin bezel Laptop Dock "mobile extender" under 1kg to be powered by this amazing phone! The Laptop dock also miracast wirelessly. Bang and olufsen sound. Pogopins on the back of the phone allows it to extend with Smart back-cases, a POS (point of sale) solution and I also suggest them in the video to do an E Ink back-case for long battery life sunlight readable e-reading. Everybody at Microsoft, Qualcomm, HP and even Marc Benioff CEO of Salesforce is excited about this product. HP talks about running their virtualization engine to run any x86 app through the cloud. This looks like they are all going to make sure this product gets successfully deployed on the market by Summer this year.

I think that HP should try to price the full bundle at below the current price of a high-end iPhone/Samsung, thus below $700 including the Desktop, keyboard/mouse and also including the "empty" 12.8" Laptop Dock. The Desktop Dock needs a HDMI output. Of course I'd like to finally see Google supply an Android Continuum UI alternative solution at Google I/O. I also perhaps think that Microsoft's Continuum dock is better with a cable and the phone on the table than having it docked upright.

MediaTek Deep Learning SDK on helio X20 with Visual and Voice Recognition features

Posted by Gennie – February 26, 2016

MediaTek shows the high-performance deep learning (DL) SDK for mobile devices based on MediaTek X series, empowering device markers or users to build visual and speech recognition capabilities into apps with comprehensive optimization benefits. You can check more video about MediaTek X20 chipset and smart phone here:

USB Type-C, 2 Billion per year to be shipped by 2019

Posted by Charbax – February 26, 2016

The USB Implementers Forum comprises companies like Google, Samsung, HP, Intel and many others work together on specifying the spec of USB Type-C. It's easier to use (it can be flipped on both sides), it goes faster (up to above 40Gbit/s). Alternate modes can be supported such as Thunderbolt, DisplayPort and the proprietary mode Slimport, the standard mode MHL by the MHL Consortium. Devices shipping without display, with the 3 different ways to do display, with some shipping USB2 speed and others USB3 speed, it just seems to be a bit of a fragmentation in the implementation of USB Type-C here in the beginning. Basically consumers must make sure to understand what each device supports "behind" the USB Type-C connector.

Rockchip RK3288 is better than Intel Celeron N2840 for Chromebooks

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2016

This video compares the Haier Chromebook 11E on Rockchip RK3288 with the Samsung Chromebook 2 on Intel N2840. They are also being compared by Moor Insights and Strategy at There are several other "latest" Intel Chromebooks from Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, HP which all are running on N2840 Celeron, or N2830 Celeron, and thus for all these, Rockchip can claim to have better value, better performance and better battery life. Thus to be best suited for the worldwide education market.

Here are some of the numbers claimed in favor of the ARM Powered Chromebook in the case of RK3288 vs N2840:
80% better video performance
32% faster multi-tasking
37% faster app loading
265% faster 3D graphics
31% better power consumption for online video, Google Docs and Gmail

I have already been testing the Haier 11E as my main laptop over the last 6 months, and I can tell you that it performs absolutely great. There were some WiFi disconnect issues but I think those have been solved by Google's automatic software updates to the Chromebook. I will post a new video with my Haier 11E Chromebook soon so check back for that.

Moor Insights and Strategy has conducted a detailed analysis comparing Rockchip RK3288 with Intel N2840 Chromebooks which is available as a slideshow here:

Rockchip Haier advantages 1of2

Rockchip Haier advantages 2of2

Windows 10 Continuum with Acer Liquid Jade Primo Premium Pack on Qualcomm Snapdragon 808

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2016

Acer is about to sell an awesome Windows 10 Continuum package that includes a nice 22" LCD display monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, a docking station to use with the included Acer Liquid Jade running Windows 10 Mobile with Windows Continuum, designed to support all professional users full desktop usage requirements, with many more apps being added to Microsoft's Windows 10 platform. For example Facebook just added their app. The Acer Liquid Jade Primo has a nice 5.5" super AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, 32GB Flash. The idea for the pricing is that this Acer might cost about the same as a high-end iPhone or Samsung but it is to include the whole bundle of external 22" display, the keyboard/mouse and Continuum dock. Acer is trying to launch this premium package worldwide. The target market is small to medium to large size companies who can give one of these to each of their employees, and thus get all their employees to switch to ARM Powered productivity!

$129 Omate Wherecome K3, a Real Smart Watch for 6-9 years old Kids on MT6572

Posted by Gennie – February 25, 2016

Omate Wherecom K3 is a smart watch for kids at 6-9 years old around, it comes with different style GUI for boys and girls, with 3G SIM card slot, it support calling, message, GPS tracker, game etc. It is powered MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, runs Android5.1, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash, comes with 320*320 display, battery life up to 2 days. Retail price at$129.

You can contact Omate here:(Please let them know if you watch this video)
Laurent Le Pen, Founder&CEO

MediaTek helio X20 Imagiq ISP support Dual Rear Camera Depth Mapping

Posted by Gennie – February 25, 2016

MediaTek shows the new generation Imagiq ISP on smart phone support the dual camera and depth mapping features on MWC2016, it comes with a 13MP camera and 5MP camera, The 5MP camera is helping the major camera to switch focus or out of focus. We are looking forward the real Dual Rear Camera Smartphone to make real 3D pictures on your smartphone at next step!

$299 Gionee Marathon M5 Plus 6″ AMOLED on 64bit Octa-core MT6753, 5020mAh, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash

Posted by Gennie – February 25, 2016

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus is a new flagship smartphone by Gionee powered on 64bit MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53, comes with 6.0’’ AMOLED Full HD display at 1920*1280 resolution, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, it features with 5020mAh battery, (Gionee claims it support up to 500hours standby battery life). Gionee Marathon M5 plus comes with Gionee customized GUI, features with nice water-drop screen and metal body, support finger-print in the front menu button, retail price at $299 on the European market.

DisplayPort over USB Type-C at MWC 2016

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2016

DisplayPort has been implemented over USB Type-C, showcased in products such as the Microsoft Continuum products, Apple, Dell, Lenovo also have laptops that output video using DisplayPort over USB Type-C. Then the dock or adapter outside may then convert DisplayPort to HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort output.