Tag Archive: China


Xiaomi announces Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c, coming to China February 1

Launching for around $ 55 and $ 39 USD, respectively.

Xiaomi’s Mi Box is one of the few products the company sells in the United States, and to be honest, it’s not that great. Android Central‘s Andrew Martonik wasn’t very impressed with the Mi Box when he reviewed it in late-2016, but Xiaomi might be looking to redeem itself with the newly announced Mi Box 4 and Mi Box 4c.

The Mi Box 4 is the more  [Read More…]

LG G6 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo beta in China

LG’s testing the Oreo waters.

The LG G6 was definitely one of the most underrated phones of 2017, but it looks like it’s finally starting to get some Oreo love in the form of a beta that’s being run in China.

One Chinese forum user shared numerous screenshots of their G6 running Oreo, and while all of the text is in Chinese, it’s easy to see that this is definitely the Oreo that we know and love.  [Read More…]

Samsung may release a Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM in China

Samsung could be aiming for an $ 800 price point with the 4GB Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung usually reserves its highest-specced phones for the Chinese market — the country was the first to pick up a 6GB version of the Galaxy S8 — but it looks like the manufacturer is set to launch a Note 8 variant with 4GB of RAM in the country. That’s according to TENAA’s certification page for SM-N9508 and SM-N9500, the country-specific variants of the  [Read More…]

New OnePlus 5 color teased in China

Gold OnePlus 5 could be inbound in the company’s home market.

The OnePlus 5’s decidedly muted palette may be about to gain a new, colorful addition. The company has teased a new OnePlus 5 color option on Chinese social platform Weibo, showing the existing black and grey variants alongside the outline of a new, unknown hue.

A caption invites fans to guess “who is coming.”

One likely candidate is “soft gold” (or “mint gold”) — this  [Read More…]

Standalone HTC Vive VR headset powered by the Snapdragon 835 is heading to China

HTC launches a standalone version of the Vive VR headset exclusively for the Chinese market.

Back at I/O 2017, Google announced that it is working with Qualcomm, HTC, and Lenovo to bring standalone VR headsets to the market. We now have a better idea of what these devices will look like, thanks to a standalone variant of the HTC Vive that’s destined for China. Dubbed Vive Standalone, the VR headset is powered by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 835 platform, with  [Read More…]

China and India expected to be the biggest smartphone markets by 2019

What will smartphones even look like then, you think?

The United States may be one of the top-selling smartphone markets in the world, but it’s on track to soon be eclipsed by India, according to Statista.

After breaking down smartphone sales over three years (2013-2016) by geographical region, the report concluded that both China and India are headed for the top two spots on the regional sales charts. Today, China is the current leader at 31%, while  [Read More…]

Samsung has released a ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ themed Galaxy S8 in China

If you want one of your own, you’ll need to set sail for the South China Sea.

Ahoy Matey! Samsung has partnered with Disney for an interesting cross-promotion for the latest film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, offering a Pirates-themed version of the Galaxy S8. As reported by Business Insider, the special-edition phone will be exclusively offered in China and will retail for around $ 900.

Each phone comes packaged in treasure chest packaging styled  [Read More…]

The first Android O flagship teaser comes from China

China might be the land of cheap clones, but over the years these imitations have been getting better and better. Case in point, Elephone – an obscure device maker who has been copying the design of lots of popular Android products including the Galaxy S7 edge – recently teased its upcoming flagship. As you can […]

ZTE unveils Axon 7s with Snapdragon 821 chipset in China

ZTE rolls out new variants in the Axon 7 series in China.

ZTE has unveiled an upgraded variant of the Axon 7, dubbed the Axon 7s, with a Snapdragon 821 SoC in China. The press release doesn’t reveal a whole lot of details, but it looks like this particular model is designed for Chinese government use. ZTE is also rolling out the Axon 7 Max, which is powered by the Snapdragon 821 and has a huge 4100mAh battery.

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Honor V9 debuts in China with 5.7-inch QHD display, 6GB RAM, and 4000mAh battery for $435

The Honor V9 has everything you’d want from a high-end phone in 2017.

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor unveiled its 2017 flagship in China, and like the company’s offerings in the past, the Honor V9 offers high-end specs for the equivalent of $ 435. The phone features a 5.7-inch QHD display with 2.5D curved glass, and is powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 960 SoC, which has four Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz complemented by four 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores and  [Read More…]