TCL is the third largest TV manufacturer in the world, aiming to be third most popular TV brand in Europe/USA by 2020. At IFA 2017, TCL presents the U65X9026 (65") and U55X9026 (55") Xess X2 65" and 55" TCL QLED Android TV, the only Android QLED TV in the world with JBL sound. With very small bezels, Quantum Dot technology, TCL QLED enables their TVs to display richer colours, contrast optimised with Ultra Micro Dimming, 10bit, HDR Pro, 3-channel acoustics on the front from JBL provide high quality sound immersion, with Android TV voice control voice command support. With Android 6.0 support currently, with Android 7.0 support to be added through a firmware update.
In the first quarter of 2017, TCL ranked in top three for global TV shipments, with a market share of 7.3%, according to IHS. In the first half of 2017, TCL LCD TV total sales volume rose by 12.2% year-on-year to 9,603,392 sets (excluding commercial display). LCD TV overseas sales volume reached 5.74 million units, up 34.1% year-on-year, while sales value rose 51.0% year-on-year. TCL ranked the third in France and the Philippines, fourth in Thailand and fifth in Vietnam, Australia and the USA.
UMIDIGI shows the cheapest bezel-less phone I have yet found, selling at only $90 in bulk to distributors who order at least 1000 units (if you are a distributor, you can contact them at the contact infos below to enquire about price based on your order quantity). UMIDIGI positionned the phone call speaker hole at the top of the phone (I am not sure if sound quality would be best, I was not able to test it) and the microphone is below the phone on the side. Only shipping HD 720p display for now, but they also plan to have a 6" version to be called the UMIDIGI Crystal Pro coming as soon as Sharp is providing them with the 6" display (that one would probably be 1080p).
Distributors can contact UMIDIGI here:
SHenzhen UMIDIGI Technology Co Ltd
Hugo Cui, Business Development Manager
IDWELL is showing their D10 and D10 Pro bezel-less Smartphone running on a MT6750 to MT6757 (higher clock frequency version) Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with a 5.5" 720p or 1080p AMOLED display (price difference is $18, 1080p is the Pro), with 3GB RAM, 32GB Flash, with a 4GB RAM and 64GB Flash option also. 5 or 8 megapixel front camera, dual 13 or 16 megapixel back camera, 3000mAh battery, 7.4mm thickness, 4G LTE support. IDWell suggests holding the phone in the opposite way, I suggest that would only be for when doing selfies or when doing phone calls as they positioned the phone call speakers, selfie cameras and back cameras at the bottom of the phone, but the UI I think should be set to flip so the phone can mostly be used in the other way with the bezel lessness at the top for anything else done on the phone.
The price starts at $135 for bulk orders of at least 3000 units, distributors can contact IDWell here:
Doogee presents their 5.5" Mix phone, with nearly no bezels on three sides, although they squeezed in the phone call speakers at the very top small bezel of the phone for better audio quality compared with Xiaomi Mix 1's speaker design, they also have the proximity sensor towards the bottom of the phone, where they also have the selfie camera. On the back are dual-cameras, a very thin design with 3580mAh batter, with MediaTek MT6757 with LTE dual SIM card or 1 SIM Card and one MicroSD card slot, 16 megapixel back camera, 5 megapixel selfie camera. They have a front fingerprint and run Android 7.0. To be released by June 1st 2017. The factory price for 1000+ orders will be about $170 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB Flash version, and about $180 for 6GB RAM and 64GB Flash. Thus the retail price for 4GB/64GB could be about $249.
ArcherMind presents the MediaTek X20 Pro 96Boards development board featuring the MediaTek X20 10-core heterogeneous processor, Tri-Cluster dual ARM Cortex-A72, octa ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T880 GPU and MediaTek's multimedia support. The MediaTek X20 Pro development board also features 3G/4G LTE support, 2k LCM or two 1080P LCM,13M+13M dual camera you can read more about it here. This video also features ArcherMind's Mstar Altra enterprise edition 96Boards based on Mstar MSD6A838 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 featuring Mstar 4K M-Genuine Video Engine which supports MEMC, HDR, De-noise, color enhance and etc.
Yang Zhang is the Director of Linaro's http://96boards.org with Robert Wolff host of http://96boards.org/openhours talk about the status of the 40+ 96Boards that are in development, the 96Boards standard and latest news, IoT boards, extended boards, Enterprise boards and what may happen in the future.
Nokia branded Android smartphones are being launched by ex-Nokia employees having formed a new company HMD Global. Nokia Android phones are aimed at providing highest possible specs at budget prices running stock Android 7.0. The Nokia 5 and 6 features a unibody Aluminum design while the Nokia 3 features a polycarbonate design.
The Nokia 6 is the most fully featured device offered featuring a featuring FHD 5.5", 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The front camera is 8-megapixel and the back camera is 16mp. The Arte Black version of the Nokia 6 features 4gb of ram and 64gb of storage. The Arte Black version will sell for 299 euros. The Standard Nokia 6 will retail 229 euros.
The Nokia 5 has is similar to the Nokia 6 but has a curved edge display. The Nokia 5 has a 5.5" (720p) display, Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and microSD. The Nokia 5 will sell for 189 Euros.
The Nokia 3 features a 5" (720p) display, an MTK 6737 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Microsd support. The Nokia 3 will sell for a price of 139 Euros.
SafeMotion provides mobility safeguarding assistance service for their consumer, here they are showing off their SmartWatch which works in entire Europe with multiple network provider without requiring to swapping the SIM card, instead, it chooses the best network available in the area. The watch allows user to generate SOS alerts which include calling up to 10 people automatically when the SOS button is pressed where user can add the company’s call center number in case if other people are not available, it also has feature of calendar, reminder, voice calling service and active GPS tracking facility which scans the user and generates an alert if the user goes outside of predefined area the monthly subscription for the service is USD 14.90 / month and price of smart watch is USD $249.
Interview with the Gemini PDA team of Planet Computers at MWC 2017, presenting the awesome looking Gemini PDA, designed by the PSION designer Martin Riddiford, with fully integrated tactile QWERTY keyboard, Android 7 and Linux dual-boot. 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, dual USB Type-C. They'll have 2 versions, one WiFi only starting at $299 and the other fully equipped with WiFi and 4G starting at $349 on Indiegogo. the final retail price might be more if they can get support to get it mass manufactured, perhaps at around $599. With the giant 8000mAh battery, it will have two weeks of stand-by time or 12 hours of talk time. With the fully tactile keyboard that is recognised as the smallest keyboard for finger touch typing. Dual side mounted speakers, Integrated Voice Assist button, SD card slot. The display will be a 5.7" 2880x1440, 564ppi, 18:9 aspect ratio display (the same that LG is using in the LG G6).
At the Vernee booth, as Vernee is the first to announce their upcoming 10nm Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone, running on the Helio-X25 in the Vernee Apollo, they are introducing their French startup software partner Auxens presenting the OXI Android OS Android Continuum platform! OXI is a slightly modified Android OS (adding in a few extra APIs to the normal Android firmware), it can display a desktop-like user interface with multitask features such as multi resizable windows, desktop, notifications, "Start menu" and more. It can also display this interface on the external display using DisplayLink, wireless (miracast or chromecast) or by mhl or slimport. Meanwhile the smartphone screen is still completely usable and independent, with regular Android. OXI is compatible with any current Android app. It doesn't require any specific action from the apps developers.
Auxens has posted some more info in some posts are at:
In French: http://forum.frandroid.com/topic/254304-alpha-oxi-et-le-smartphone-devint-pc/