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Meizu Rebrands with New Logo and High End Smartphones
By Luke Jones on Monday August 31, 2015

2015 has been a very successful year for Chinese company Meizu so far with millions of units sold and some stellar handsets along the way. Now the company is ready to move into a bold new modern era and the first step has been the introduction of a new logo.

Gigaset Smartphone Coming from Former Siemens Division
By admin on Friday August 28, 2015

We remember back in the good old days of feature phones when many companies we now admire so much were not really big names at all. LG, Apple, and even Samsung had little market presence, while the likes of HTC were finding their feet and the likes of Xiaomi and Maize did not even exist. This was a mobile market dominated by Nokia, but there was also a company called Siemens, and it was among the biggest mobile companies in the world.

OnePlus 2 Arriving Next Weekend in "Aggressive Invite Rollout"
By Luke Jones on Friday August 28, 2015

OnePlus makes fantastic smartphones, but the company's invite system to purchase one is frustrating. It is a model that has sort of worked (the OnePlus One was a sales success), but we can't help but think the company would sell a lot more if it opened up sales. Cost cutting is the reason for the invite system, but OnePlus says it has finally cracked how to get this sales model right and soon and "aggressive invite rollout" will happen.

Xiaomi to Make its Own Processors
By admin on Thursday August 27, 2015

Xiaomi is following in the footsteps of Huawei, LG, and of course Samsung by producing its own processors, the Chinese company announcing the new division today. However, while Samsung provides silicon for third parties, Xiaomi will follow Huawei's footsteps and will be building processors solely for its own products.

Obi Worldphone Makes Debut with SF1 and SJ1.5 Smartphones
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 27, 2015

Obi Worldphone is a new company based in Silicon Valley and co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley. Today the new brand announced its first two smartphones, a couple of affordable handsets based on Google's Android Lollipop platform.

Meizu MX5 Coming to India this Month
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 26, 2015

Meizu's MX5 flagship was announced earlier in the month by the Chinese company and is a very good high end smartphone that delivers on the company?s early promise. Meizu is making plenty of progress in the smartphone world and has been more open to launching its devices worldwide, unlike rival Xiaomi. Today Meizu announced that the MX5 will be making its debut in India, one of the most important emerging markets.

OnePlus 2 Recieves OxygenOS 2.0.1
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

The OnePlus 2 has been with us nearly a month and has won plenty of praise since launch, the Flagship Killer's high end specs and low price appealing to well over one million interested consumers. The Chinese company has now released an updated version of its own software for the OnePlus 2, with OxygenOS 2.0.1 arriving on the handset over the air right now.

Android One Lands in Africa with Infinix HOT 2
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google is certainly spreading the wings of Android One, with a new handset that will bring the platform to Africa for the first time. After going quiet for nearly a year, the project is now back in full swing and following the solidly spec'd Lava Pixel V1 last month comes the Infinix HOT 2. Yeah, silly name for sure, but the device lives up to the Android One ethos and delivers a nice looking package for the price too.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Priced for Global Market
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Xiaomi launched its impressive Redmi Note 2 last week, with a price tag of just $125 in China it is a genuine bargain. However, we expected that affordability would change when the well spec'd handset made its way to other global regions. And so it is, as Xiaomi has revealed the Redmi Note 2 is going global (sort of) and will actually be more expensive. Don't worry though as the device is still something of a bargain.

LeTV Teases Snapdragon 820 Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

LeTV has made a splash recently. The newly formed company (that has backing from mega brand Lenovo) became the fastest to ever sell one million smartphones, its devices becoming an instant success in China. Now LeTV is potentially aiming for another first as it teased a smartphone that will be running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.