Xiaomi is a 6-year old startup from China that has shipped hundreds of millions of Smartphones, but mostly in China. Xiaomi is trying to expand to Europe and the USA. Here presenting the Xiaomi Mi Mix that uses a bezel-less 6.4" 1080p Sharp IGZO display, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 16Megapixel back camera, 5Megapixel front camera, 128gb or 256gb of storage.
Huawei Honor President George Zhao presents Huawei Honor 6X, 5.5″ Kirin 655 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53
Huawei Honor 6X ($249 at Amazon.com) is based on the 16nm Hisilicon Kirin 655 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Here it's presented by George Zhao, President of Honor, introducing the Honor marketing strategy, its prospects for growth in Europe and the USA.
Now selling at $599 retail unlocked in the USA on Amazon.com, Huawei Mate 9 features the Hisilicon Kirin 960, the world's first ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71 in a Smartphone. With a beautiful 6" 1080p display, runs Android 7 Nougat with Huawei EMUI 5 UI that features machine learning in the system to prevent any sort of lag, tracking behavior to provide a faster response on mostly used apps and not slowing down with long use. Huawei partnered with Leica to create a dual-lens camera giving a clear image and allowing bokeh effect using wide aperture effect and post-focusing on any point of interest in the image. 4000mAh battery and full day 20min fast charge. Available in 5 different colors, works on 1334 carriers in 217 countries & regions, Nano SIM+MicroSD slot or 2x SIM slots supporting GSM and WCDMA.
Shenzhen-based Miki Mobile is predominantly a manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. Demoed here is a 10.1” 1280x800-pixel tablet with LTE capabilities on an MTK6735 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, selling for US$70. Their smartphone range has a variety of specs such as 4000mAh battery, 2.5D curved glass, and up to 6” display sizes. Their medical case is a mobile health kit with abilities to check blood sugar, blood pressure, the ability to magnify points for inspection, etc.
iNew is a smartphone manufacturer that demos here their L7 model with a 5” AMOLED display, dual-core processor (options up to octa-core), metal back with a fingerprint sensor, an 1800mAh battery, and it runs Android 5.1 (upgradeable to v6). Price quoted is around US$69 for 3k units. The U9 is a 6” model with a 3000mAh battery, quad-core processor, 2.5D curved glass display, 8MP+2MP camera config, and LTE connectivity. Their smartwatch displays real-time heart rate, sleep quality, blood pressure and steps taken, and costs US$120 approx. Lastly, on display are their smartphones, with the cheapest one selling for US$30 approx with an MTK6580 chipset, 1GB RAM, and 4” display.
EziSmart is a company based in Norway with factories in Shenzhen. The EziSmart K1 is a range of keyboard cases that one can insert a phone into, to enable a hardware (non-QWERTY) keyboard. Targeted towards the elderly, the case can be flipped close to reveal an SOS button and four buttons for instant use. The company's app displays the caller's name in the open window on the case, with hardware buttons for picking up and ending calls. Their feature phone comes with a heart rate monitor, a pedometer and keypad with large keys.
The Turkish Company Vestel shows their Turkish-Produced smart phone brand “Venus” on IFA 2015.
The Venus series phone is powered with Qualcomm processor, running Android 5.1 Lollipop, comes with nice design, and will be available at an affordable price for the European market soon.
Venus X, with sharp contours, and Venus V, with a more rounded design.
The 5.5” Venus model features a 13-megapixel camera, 16GB memory, the 4G LTE and NFC technologies. The 5.0” Venus model features excellent battery life.
First View is an ODM partner for companies such as Intel and produces ODM designs for ARM processors as well. First View has tablet and convertible reference designs running on Mediatek and Allwinnner processors. First View designs run Remix OS. 7" designs are available for 40 USD MOQ. The 14" Intel notebook design sells for 94 USD MOQ. First view makes security terminals for education market, multi cam Cameras, and sensors for phones for heart and blood pressures.
After my initial video showing off the Moto Z and its awesome Moto Mods, here is an Interview with Stephen McDonnell, Director of the Moto Mods Developer Program and with Christian Flowers, Engineer on the Moto Mods platform, talking about the plans that Motorola has to promote their awesome Moto Mods ecosystem, promoting ideas and innovative development through Indiegogo at https://enterprise.indiegogo.com/motomods/ and through Hackathons in New York, in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere to come read more at http://modthefuture.com/
Lenovo Motorola Moto Z is an amazing new Smartphone, with Greybus (watch the video that I filmed with Greg Kroah-Hartman on their Greybus development for Google's discontinued Project Ara) based data and hot-swappable power pogopin docking technology on an ultra-thin Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Smartphone design, with options to dock a TI DLP Pico Projector MotoMod, a Hasselblad True Zoom Photo/Video Camera, JBL SoundBoost Speaker and the Incipio offGRID Power Pack, all MotoMods that customizes and expands the functionalities of a Smartphone. An absolutely fascinating potential evolution for the Smartphone market, Motorola is developing a potentially amazing ecosystem for future-proof MotoMods that can turn your Smartphone into a Project, into a point-and-shoot quality Camera, into an amazingly loud Speaker and that can expand its battery life easily. All these MotoMods are magnetically locked onto the back of the Moto Z. Now Motorola is also releasing the Moto Mods Development Kit to enable third parties to develop new MotoMods for the Moto Z, for example I hope someone makes an ultra-thin E Ink Mobius (flexible, plastic and non-glass) display for the back-size of the smartphone, a Kent Displays CH-LCD based notes taking back case and a LapDock Laptop Dock to use the Moto Z to power the Ultra-thin Laptop dock and desktop dock. The functionalities of Moto Z can also expand through the TurboPower fast charging USB Type C which I have used with USB Type C to SD card adapter, for example to upload videos from my SD card to YouTube. The possibilities with the Moto Z ecosystem are very, very interesting. But for these to get the attention of the consumers worldwide, I think that Lenovo/Motorola needs to lower the price of the bundles to around $599 for the phone including the Projector MotoMod, $699 including Projector and E Ink MotoMod, $349 or $399 for the Moto Z by itself (instead of the current $699). $699 should also be a bundle to include an ultra-thin and ultra-light small bezel 13.3" Laptop Dock and Desktop Dock MotoMod and with the appropriate Remix OS like Android implementation through Android Nougat to support full Android Powered Productivity on the external display.