Qualcomm just unveiled two new chips today: the MSM8226 and the MSM8626. They’re both 28 nanometer chips, and they both support TD-SCDMA, which is the 3G technology that China uses. Curiously, they have a weaker GPU than previous quad core Snapdragon chips.
There was a time when a $200 Chinese tablet would be nothing more than an unresponsive touchscreen hot glued to a wobbly casing. But the past few years have seen a huge change and now even the clones are worth buying!
China. The land of cheap knock-off electronic devices, but also one of the world’s booming economies and the clear leader of the “mobile revolution”. Also, at least for us here at Android Authority, one of the greatest sources of impressive reports on the growing global mobile phone market.
Beidou has already taken the Chinese phone market by storm with its dual- and quad-core offerings. Now it plans to do the same with the Beidou Chi, a $103 5-inch phone!
Not everyone wants or needs a super-powered quad-core beast of a smartphone, and this is especially true for many Chinese smartphone buyers. In China, there are tons of cheap single and dual-core smartphones that are more than capable of offering a basic smartphone experience without costing a fortune. The newly released Huawei T8830 is one of these highly affordable yet reasonably spec’d handsets.
We heard a number of interesting stories starring China’s Baidu last spring, but come summer it was like the company went into total sleep mode. It was all quiet on the Eastern front during the fall too, but now that winter is (almost) here Baidu is back in business.
The Asus Transformer range really set the bar for convertible tablets, but their high prices have kept them out of reach of many gadget lovers. If you can’t justify spending the money on an Asus take a look at the Aocos PX102 at just $208!
Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE have all announced or teased quite the beasts lately and it’s now Meizu’s turn to be in the spotlight. In fact, Meizu has been in the center of attention for a couple of weeks already, ever since the first details about the MX2 phone have emerged.
Samsung has initiated an audit of its manufacturing facilities in China and has vowed to address labor irregularities in the short and long-term.
China’s Meizu is getting prepared to launch the flagship Meizu MX2 tomorrow in Beijing, but if you can’t wait that long for the full rundown, we have all the details right here!