Xiaomi Red Rice Hongmi 1S MT6588
The many rumors circulating around Xiaomi decidedly match the growing success of their devices. The latest phase is a new material upgrade of Red Rice Hongmi The First, coming to haunt our corridors with the announcement of a new Xiaomi Red Rice 1S featuring the brand new, never-heard-of-before quad-core Mediatek MT6588 cortex A7 processor, a state-of-the-art technology with a 28nm HPM laser engraving, four 1.7GHz processors, backed up by a 600MHz GPU Mali450-MP4 – for 700MHz on the MT6592. If you think this is Mediatek’s second most powerful processor and not an old, two-bit chipset that would try to fit on that brand’s lowcost smartphone, you guessed right. Rumor also has it that the Red Rice 1S should be fitted with a Full HD slab, which still needs confirmation. The starting price should amount to approximately 799 yuans, i.e. almost 100€, an extremely low price for those who’ll be among the happy few. The smartphone should be showcased around February 15th.
Xiaomi Red Rice 2 MT6592
Sure enough, we’ve been talking about several rumors and today, a new one is about a mid-range halfway between the Mi3 and the Red Rice. If you’ve been reading our recent posts, you’ll guess it is of course the Xiaomi Red Rice 2 with its 8×1.7GHz octa core processor and its 5.5in display. It should make its debut late February with a 999-yuan ‘Xiaomi Site’ price, i.e. approximately 125€. Since the MT6592 processor is a dual band TD-SCDMA and WCDMA, we shouldn’t be kept waiting for the second version designed for customers outside China, which is a clear improvement as much for consumers, retailers, as for the manufacturer.
Xiaomi Mi3S MSM8974AC 4G LTE
Third and last rumor, this time about the 4G LTE – the Mi3S version, fitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AC processor should also be showcased late February or early March. The price should be about 2000 yuans, i.e. 250€. Wait for a delivery late March should Xiaomi manage to gather together all the many necessary parts. Another major delay, like that of the Mi3, which was released early January instead of early December, would give a terrible impression but we know we can count on the Mi fans’ legendary patience.
Zopo’s long-awaited ZP998 is at last tested by GLG on a video. This 1.7GHz octa-core Zopo has a lot of assets that will please users of a good octa-core smartphone made in China.
- Zopo ZP998 Octa-core 8×1, 7GHz 5.5” Full HD 2+16GB 14MP
- 8×1,7GHz octa-core MTK6592 processor
- Full HD 5.5in screen
- 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM + (not included) SD card (64Go)
- Rear-view camera 14MP
- Double SIM
- NFC, OTG, etc
- 2400mAh battery
255€ at the SciPhone Boutique
There are many things to say about this Supposiphone the First ! Easy to tuck in a pocket, even a small one, this Supposiphone will render you invaluable services. Before the video test proper, here is a list of what it can do.
- Supposiphone Bluetooth MP3 Q1
- 86-mm long minitelephone
- Weighs 20g (0.7oz) only !
- Elegant and ergonomic design
- Micro SD card slot
- MP3/FM functionality
- Integrated Bluetooth helmet
- Three color options
19.90€ at the Destock Boutik
Do you remember our post ‘Pepsi and Oppo team up for a special edition of Oppo N1’ ?
Well, in China, this is not as trivial as it may seem as Pepsi has been setting up an operation that will give you the possibility to win an Oppo N1 just by having a look at the cap of one of your 1.5l. Pepsi bottles (Pepsi or 7 Up).
In short, this will make you feel like drinking Pepsi because this gift rocks. 😀
So, Oppo and Pepsi are making a great promotional effort. Now, all that’s missing is a TV commercial.
Yesterday, web users posted pictures of a sauna located in Changsha, showing more than fifty ‘erotic’ posters plastered on its windows as a publicity stunt. Neighbors and internauts were offended by this risqué advertisement and wondered if the authorities knew about it.
The sauna posted 54 photos of women showing their necks and shoulders in sensual poses on all the windows of the building. The intervention of the owner, media and pedestrians compelled the sauna’s employees to take down the posters.
We may wonder if the photos themselves disturbed the neighborhood or if it was their quantity. Indeed, looking at just one such poster isn’t more shocking than looking at a female model posing for the latest creation by Yves Saint-Laurent or Lancôme’s Trésor perfume. Now, 54 posters on the same building rather spells dating site and not at all sauna, spa or beauty center, don’t you think ?
Showcased at the CES 2014 by Chinese designer Ramos, the Ramos i10Pro tablet will enable its future users to use two operating systems on the same medium.
Indeed, it features a Full HD 10.1in screen, i.e. A 1920×1200-pixel definition, an Intel Bay Trail architecture with a 1,5-2,4GHz Atom Z3770D quad-core accompanied with a 2Go RAM and a 32Go internal storage, which makes it possible, thanks to its dual-boot technology, to use two of the three main currently available OS – Android and Windows 8.1.
As regards its other characteristics, we are still awaiting new information but we already know for sure it will have a three-megapixel camera designed for video and photography, located on the front plate, at the bottom of the screen near the Windows button. Unlike the i10 which was released last year along with the i9 and the i12, the speakers seem to be integrated on the back plate.