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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is an Affordable Device that Impresses
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 13, 2015

Xiaomi announced its latest smartphone today, the mid-range Redmi Note 2, a device that comes with very appealing specs and a typically affordable price from the Chinese company. Before tackling the details, it seems this $125 ($155 for the 32GB version) handset will only serve to cement Xiaomi's position as the number one smartphone brand in China.

LeTV Breaks 1 Million Sales Record
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 12, 2015

LeTV is a new smartphone brand in the market, and the Chinese company has thrived in its early life and has become the fastest new company to reach 1 million in smartphone sales. That figure means that the company beats other recent new Chinese brands that has moved on to big success like OnePlus, Meizu, and even Xiaomi.

Reminder: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Launching tomorrow
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 12, 2015

Two of the biggest smartphone vendors, Samsung and Xiaomi, are launching new handsets tomorrow in what will be a busy day of new releases. Number one market leader Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy Note 5, the company's new flagship phablet that is set to push the boundaries of performance, specs, and design. Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has eaten into Samsung's market lead in recent years, the company will be raising the curtain on its latest affordable mid-range handset, the Redmi Note 2.

OnePlus 2 Debuts in India
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 11, 2015

The OnePlus 2 was launched late last month and is now starting to roll out to regions globally, sort of. That?s because the company is employing the frustrating invite system again, a method of purchase that the folks India will now experience as the OnePlus 2 has launched in the country today (4pm local time). Without the invitation you will not be able to get the OnePlus 2.

ZUK Z1 is a well Spec'd Chinese Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 11, 2015

We have been expecting the ZUK Z1 flagship to land, last month the company's CEO revealed the handset and just days later it passed through TENAA to receive Chinese certification. Now the new device has received an official announcement and it proves to be a solid all round mid-range device without being anything overly spectacular.

Xiaomi Launches Made in India Redmi 2 Prime
By Luke Jones on Monday August 10, 2015

Xiaomi has raised the curtain on its latest budget smartphone, the Redmi 2 Prime, the company's first product to be "made in India". As we are used to with the Chinese company, the Redmi 2 Prime delivers plenty of bang for your buck by offering a solid spec sheet and an affordable price tag. The handset is a slightly better version of Xiaomi's existing Redmi 2.

BlackBerry Passport Silver Arrives in U.S.
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 05, 2015

The silver edition of the BlackBerry Passport is now available in the United States, bringing with it a slight change to the company's current smartphone flagship. Some of the changes to the Passport (which we still think is a quality handset by the way) are more noticeable than others, but the result is the most updated variant of the square screened device.

OnePlus Designing OnePlus 2 Successor? Not Named OnePlus 3
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 05, 2015

The smartphone world never stops, even if you are a company that takes it one device and one sale at a time. OnePlus has just announced its acclaimed OnePlus 2 and already has another handset scheduled for release later in the year, a lower end device. However, the company is already working on its next "Flagship Killer" but don't expect it to be called the OnePlus 3.

OnePlus 2 Sells 30,000 Units in China in 65 Seconds
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 04, 2015

If you live in China you will be able to buy the OnePlus 2 without the frustrating and annoying invite system, a perk of being from OnePlus' home nation we guess. Another perk is the fact that Chinese customers have already been able to get the handsets, while the rest of us have to wait for the invite system to open August 11th. Those consumers lapped the device up too, with 30,000 units selling in just 64 seconds.

OnePlus Co-founder Reconfirms Second Smartphone for 2015
By Luke Jones on Monday August 03, 2015

OnePlus is currently riding a wave of publicity as its OnePlus 2 Flagship Killer has been well received by critics and consumers alike. However, the company has not finished its smartphone output for the year as co-founder Carl Pei discussed with USA Today. The head of OnePlus revealed that a new handset with the company's branding will be landing later in the year, maybe in time for Christmas.