Category: Phones

Gionee Elife S5.5 is the slimmest smartphone in the world

Posted by – April 15, 2014

The Gionee Elife S5.5 is a smartphone that runs Gionee’s Amigo UI on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It features a 5-inch display with no word on its resolution and display quality. The Elife S5.5 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera for video calls.

The inbuilt storage on the Elife S5.5 is 16GB and there is no SD card memory expansion option available. The smartphone packs a 2300mAh non-removal battery. The Gionee Elife S5.5 has a single-SIM slot.

The Elife S5.5 measures in 145.1×70.2×5.55mm and weighs 130 grams. At just 5.5mm thickness, the smartphone is the slimmest smartphone in the world.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG. The Gionee Elife S5.5 comes in Black, White, Pink, Blue and Purple colours.

The smartphone will be launched first in China. The Gionee Elife S5.5 3G variant will be priced at around $374 in China.

ZTE Nubia X6, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 6.44″ FHD Flagship Phone

Posted by – April 15, 2014

ZTE’s Nubia brand just launched the X6, a 1080p 6.44-inch Smart Phone. This Phone features top-notch specs and premium design with built-in storage up to 128Gb. Because of the big screen the phone might be nicknamed from some as “phablet”, a mix of tablet and phone.

The Nubia X6 phablet has a 7.9mm thin metal body with narrow bezels. The 6.44inches LCD screen has 1080p resolution that sets the pixel density at 344ppi. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset running at 2.3GHz. The chipset is paired with 3GB RAM. ZTE Nubia X6 scores 27966 in AnTuTu Benchmark.

The rear camera features an 13MP sensor with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The front-facing camera also has a 13MP sensor. You also can use premium phone cases produced by ZTE for this phone in multiple colors. The phone itself is available in 2 colors: silver and gold. The phone has a 4,250mAh battery and built-in storage with 32Gb storage that costs 3,000 RMB($485), the 64Gb option for 3,500 RMB($565) or the 128Gb option for 4,000 RMB($645). There isn’t a microSD card memory expansion option.

MediaTek MT6595 ARM Cortex-A17, MT8135 big.LITTLE A15/A7 and more

Posted by – April 14, 2014

Booth tour at the MediaTek booth featuring their upcoming MT6595 with ARM Cortex-A17, the already available MT8135 big.LITTLE, this video also features MT5327 (4K TV Box), MT8639 (Miracast dongle), and the MT6592 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 already in full mass distribution worldwide.

Nokia X Android Developer Conference, operator billing in 60 countries with over 161 operators

Posted by – April 11, 2014

Heres’ a thousand Android developers at the Nokia X Android Developer conference, Nokia providing quick tools to port all Android apps over to using the Nokia Services for Maps, Notifications and Payments, with Nokia supporting payment in emerging markets through operator billing, available in 60 countries with over 161 operators. Most people in these markets don’t have credit cards, making it the only method of payment.

Nokia X Android Store, Nokia services replace Google Maps, Notifications and In-app Payments

Posted by – April 10, 2014

All Android app developers are invited by Nokia to change a few things (swaping Google services with Nokia services) to submit all Android apps in the Nokia Android App Store. For now Nokia is avoiding to try to support the Google Mobile Services (GMS), and instead requires that all Android apps be ported to Nokia’s Services for Location using Nokia Here Maps instead of Google Maps, for Notifications also going through Nokia Notifications system instead of the Google Notifications system and then for in-app payments Nokia has its own non-Google payment system that app developers are required to use if they want their apps to work on Nokia X Android Store.

UMi X3, Shenzhen Headquarters Tour

Posted by – April 10, 2014

UMi’s sales office in Shenzhen China and an overview of the new UMi X3 MT6592 5.5″ FHD with a special dual Micro/Nano SIM card slot. You can buy it for $269 at antelife.com

iNew V3 5″ (1280×720) MT6582 and iNew V5 5.5″ (1280×720) MT6592

Posted by – April 10, 2014

iNew Mobile has been selling smartphones since 2007 and adopted the brand name in 2012. iNew mobile employs around 200 people in their factory. The iNew V3 has a 5″ (1280×800) screen, NFC, 13mp camera, MT6582 processor, 16gb of storage with microsd card slot and a thinness of 6.5mm with a weight of 128 grams. The iNew V5 has a 5.5″ (1280×720) screen and a MT6592. Both the V3 and V5 have dual sim card slots. You can buy iNew V3 for $179 at antelife.com

$199€ Archos 50c Oxygen, Octa-core MT6592 5″ FHD

Posted by – April 5, 2014

Archos 50c Oxygen is an octa-core MT6592 5″ FHD phone.

JSR Innos Qualcomm Smartphones (even Windows Phone soon they say)

Posted by – April 5, 2014

JSR is a 4 years old company that makes smartphones. Most of their smartphones run on Qualcomm processors, have plenty of RAM memory and come with different optional color designs.

Their smartphone market is branded “Innos”. The smartphones are Dual-Sim and use IPS display viewing angles and OGS (One Glass Solution) touchscreen technology with HD and FHD resolution. Their smartphone models are claimed to be very stable and are 3G compatible. On the coming months they are releasing a smartphone with LTE compatibility.

JSR is on negotiations with mobile service operators in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Philippines for maybe making custom made devices. JSR already has a widespread market all around the world. Microsoft has sold a Windows Phone Software license to JSR for being able to make Windows Phone smartphones which are coming later by JSR. JSR sells more than 300,000 devices per month.

Zopo Headquarters Shenzhen R&D Tour

Posted by – March 29, 2014

Tour at the Zopo headquarters in Shenzhen China, where the Zopo R&D team are putting final touches to the design of the upcoming Zopo ZP1000 ultra-thin and impressive 7.2mm Octa Core MediaTek MT6592 phone.

Shenzhen ZOPO Communications-equipment Co Ltd was founded in 2012 engaging in R&D, production, marketing and service of MediaTek based smartphones. I filmed my first video with Zopo Mobile at its founding when they launched the Zopo ZP100 (2). ZOPO ZP200 was “China’s first Glasses-Free 3D dual sim smartphone”. ZOPO was the first company to manufacture and deliver a Linux Sailfish OS smartphone to the Indian market. Zopo sells a lot of phones to China, Germany, Benelux, Netherlands and a lot of other European countries.