Two years and two high-end (ish) smartphones. That’s all it took to catapult Xiaomi from a no-name, novice company in the mobile décor to worldwide sensation
The advantage that Chinese wholesalers offer is that the big corporate expenses, the huge advertising budgets and the need to make 33% profit on each phone doesn’t exist. The result is access to Android smartphones much nearer to their production costs.
Last week has been a roller coaster ride of sorts for the Samsung Galaxy Win, a slightly underwhelming GS3 “clone” that got leaked Wednesday and became official in China the day after.
Likely in response to Samsung’s recent mid-range phone unveilings, HTC has finally taken the wraps off the Desire Q.
As if Samsung’s Galaxy was not crowded enough already, there are two new members of the family that have been made official in China and expected out over the next few weeks.
Samsung took us a little by surprise the other day, when it started rolling out the Jelly Bean update for the Gingerbread-running Galaxy Ace 2. But now it appears Sammy has some other plans for the entry-level family, specifically the launching of a third-generation Ace.
Talk about commitment to a cause. Not a noble cause, but still. You have to give it up for the makers of the latest Chinese clone, which doesn’t only replicate the original’s design, but also its name.
If there was ever a time to buy a phone from Acer, it’s now, as the Liquid E1 Duo is up for pre-orders in the UK at a very enticing price.
Well, that was quick. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we first heard about the Lenovo S920, courtesy of unofficial sources, and now the 5.3-incher is official.
We’re pretty psyched about the IdeaPhone K900, the world’s fastest Intel-powered handheld to date, but that’s not all Lenovo has in store for us Android geeks. According to unconfirmed rumors, a mystery P780 smartphone is also in the works.