Wafer-thin Cubot X16 reviewed
Published in Reviews
Monday, 07 December 2015 12:12

Wafer-thin Cubot X16 reviewed


Review: 6 millimetres of zinc alloy and glass on a budget

Inexpensive phones have to end up with a cheap feeling finish and unimpressive design? Cubot begs to differ, so the company has rolled out the Cubot X16, an ultrathin mainstream phone with a premium feel, priced at just $150.

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:14

More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM


All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.

New Red Mi Note 3 has a great price
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 09:13

New Red Mi Note 3 has a great price


4000 mAh, Xelio X10 metal and fingerprint

We told you that Xiaomi would launch its mainstream phone today and we got things right – the Red Mi Note 3 is officially in the shops. 

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 tomorrow
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 November 2015 11:21

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 tomorrow


Xiaomi confirms product name 

One of the China's largest mobile phone manufacturers, Xiaomi will launch its successor to a Redmi Note 2 at its event that starts on the November 24.

ARM announces new Cortex-A35
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:49

ARM announces new Cortex-A35


Claims that it is the most efficient

British chipdesigner ARM has announced details of its new Cortex-A35 64-bit processor and it has a swathe of new features.

Ulefone Paris budget smartphone reviewed
Published in Reviews
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 08:45

Ulefone Paris budget smartphone reviewed


Review: Octa-core, metal frame, 2.5D glass for $119

Although most Asian budget phones come in the 5.5-inch form factor, many export brands have recognised the need for 5-inch devices with a good spec and low price.

Qualcomm is in trouble
Published in Processors
Monday, 09 November 2015 13:52

Qualcomm is in trouble


Sinking as Mediatek grows  

Last week’s Qualcomm results confirmed what Wall Street had suspected for a while – Qualcomm is in trouble.

MediaTek posts record results
Published in News
Friday, 06 November 2015 10:57

MediaTek posts record results


Richtek acquisition was a good deal

MediaTek posted record quarterly results yesterday thanks partly to its purchase of analogue IC specialist Richtek Technology.

Mlais MediaTek MT2601 smartwatch listed
Published in Wearables
Friday, 06 November 2015 09:49

Mlais MediaTek MT2601 smartwatch listed


Commoditised Android Wear coming soon

Remember Mlais? The Hong Kong smartphone startup is back with its first Android Wear watch, based on MediaTek’s new MT2601 platform. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 reviewed
Published in Reviews
Friday, 30 October 2015 09:29

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 reviewed


Review: MTK Helio X10 on a budget

Xiaomi’s second-generation Redmi Note was released a couple of months ago, and it started shipping just weeks ago, but you still can’t buy it directly if you happen to live in the west. Are Europeans and Americans missing out? Yep, they surely are.