Meizu Zero available on IndieGoGo

Meizu’s smartphone with no holes, the Meizu Zero, is now available on IndieGoGo for purchase. The device is the first smartphone to offer no buttons and no ports at all, but don’t expect it to be cheap. The IndieGoGo campaign has the Meizu Zero at pre-order for $1299, a steep price even for a high-end smartphone. Furthermore, there is also a $2999 “Exclusive Pioneering Unit” that can be bought by just one person…and it is already sold out. If you…

Smartphone market share top has 3 Chinese manufacturers

IDC has published the top smartphone manufacturers for 2018. In a market that shrank in the past year by 4.9%, some companies still managed to turn a profit and exceed expectations. Furthermore, Chinese manufacturers hold 3 of the top 5 positions when it comes to both growth and overall market share. This happened despite pressure from the US government on Huawei devices. What is truly interesting is that from the top 5, only Chinese companies had growth in the last…

Umidigi S3 Pro to be released on the 18th of February

Those that are waiting for Umidigi’s next device don’t have to wait a lot longer. The company has announced today that they will be releasing the Umidigi S3 Pro right before MWC, on the 18th of February. This is good news because it looks like Umidigi has a good smartphone to offer with good specs and an even better camera. Actually, the camera will be the main selling point of the S3 Pro and will come with a high-end sensor…

Elephone A5 to receive Android Pie soon

Usually B-Brand smartphones don’t receive major updates, however, Elephone gave us a nice surprise yesterday when they posted a video with the Elephone A5 running Android Pie. This is an official upgrade, not a custom ROM put together by some enthusiast. They also mentioned that the device will receive an official update in the next couple of months. They just need to resolve a few bugs first. This is great news considering that the Elephone A5 is a decent phone…

Xiaomi Redmi Go will be the company’s cheapest device

Xiaomi will soon release a new device aimed at the ultra cheap market. According to revu.com.ph the device is scheduled to be released in the Philippines in the next few weeks. But don’t expect any high-end specs. The Xiaomi Redmi Go will be a cheap device with low specs and powered by Android Go, the slimmed down version of Android. If we look at the specs, we can see that the device is not for everyone. We get a Snapdragon…

Vivo Apex 2019: in-display fingerprint reader, no holes or buttons, no selfie camera

As promised, Vivo revealed today the new Vivo Apex 2019 smartphone. We had very little information related to this device, but we knew that it won’t have any holes and no buttons. Today however we have all the information available about this device and we gotta say, some compromises were made to get this design out, but from a performance point of view, it is a beast. So let’s get everything out of the way in terms of compromises. The…

Huawei plagiarized a music video to promote the MediaPad M3 Lite

We all know that Chinese companies tend to copy other products. It is no secret that many of the famous Chinese brands started as copy-cats of the original iPhones. Imitation is well spread among tech companies, being them Chinese or Korean or American. It is one thing to take an idea and build upon it to create something better, and something completely different to outright plagiarize a music video and use it as a promotion for your own products, without…

Xiaomi’s foldable smartphone appears on video, again

Xiaomi is working on hard on their foldable smartphone and the prototype that they have looks pretty close to a final, fully-functional device. The company’s co-founder, Lin Bin, has been recorded using the device and the video has been posted on multiple video streaming sites. As we can see in the video, everything seems to be working well and without any major hiccups. It is the same device that was leaked not to loon ago. The smartphone does not fold…

Vivo Apex 2019 won’t have any physical buttons. Concept render available

Even though the Vivo Apex is scheduled to be released tomorrow, January 24th, we still don’t have any clear leaks about it. All we have is a promo video posted on TikTok and a concept render based on what we know so far. Vivo had a campaign where people were allowed to touch the smartphone, but not see it. Based on all the information, we may have important details already available…but some questions still remain to be answered. Based on…

Chinese vendors agree on pricing for 5G smartphones

We already knew from OnePlus that 5G smartphones will be more expensive at first compared to similarly specced 4G phones. Initially, it was said that the price difference will be close to $200. But we all know that Chinese manufacturers want to do things cheaper. It is the only way they can stay competitive in this market. So, after a few months of negotiations, engineering and cost estimates, they have a price they can agree on: $74 Chinese brands are…