All Smartphones from Chinese manufacturers at MWC 2018

All Smartphones from Chinese manufacturers at MWC 2018

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All smartphones from Chinese manufacturers at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018 showed us a lot of interesting gadgets. We already saw some innovations from Sony and Samsung among the announced smartphones. However, we are specially interested in Chinese manufacturers. Many of them have not less ambitions than world brands. MWC 2018 helps to understand what to expect from Chinese manufacturers in 2018.

12 NEW PHONES from Bluboo!

Perhaps, Bluboo announced the largest number of new devices. In total there were announced 13 different smartphones! However, I should say that some of them we already saw, because they have been presented before the exhibition in Barcelona. For example, Bluboo S8/S8 Plus, Bluboo Dual, Bluboo S1, Bluboo D1/D1 Pro, Bluboo Maya/Maya Max. These models are already on sale, and we knows their specifications. In this article we talk about new phones.

The main smartphone from Bluboo on MWC 2018 was Bluboo S2. It has folding rear camera, which turns into the front one. It is equipped with Sony IMX230 sensor and resolution of 21 megapixels. Also, we know the specifications of upcoming phone:

  • 6-inch SHARP display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (density 402 ppi, Full HD +)
  • 4300 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo system

Another smartphone from Chinese company was Bluboo S3. Its main feature is 8300mAh battery with fast charging support. The manufacturer says the full battery charge takes about 2.5 hours.

By tradition, the budget device was also presented. It’s a smartphone called Bluboo D5. The design repeats some elements of popular Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. However, the manufacturer promises the price below $100. Also we know Bluboo D5 will have 5.5-inch SHARP display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and rugged metal bpdy with increased protection against scratches and damage.

Unjustified expectations from Xiaomi

Xiaomi, unlike Bluboo, didn’t show new phones. Everyone was waiting for Xiaomi Mi7 and Mi MIX 2s. They are truly flagship from Chinese manugacturer. However, we saw only Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. We did not disappoint, because Redmi Note 5 Pro is really interesting phone, but we hope to see flagships!

Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with the best features of the younger brothers of the same series – Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. However, the camera was improved, and there is more RAM.

We know, thatXiaomi is the best manufacturer in terms of price-performance ratio. The main disadvantage of Redmi Note 5 Pro is the lack of USB Type-C. The price of new smartphone for the Indian market is about $220.

Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset (8 cores of Cryo 260 at 1.8 GHz)
  • graphics Adreno 509
  • RAM 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage 32 or 64GB eMMC 5.0
  • work with SD-cards up to 128 GB
  • 5.99″ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 (density 403 ppi, 18:9, IPS, contrast ratio 1500: 1, Corning Gorilla Glass)
  • Front camera 20 megapixels (Sony IMX376, pixel size 1.0 micron, sensor 1 / 2.78, aperture f / 2.2, shooting video in Full HD format)
  • two rear cameras:
  • 12 megapixels (Sony IMX486, 1.5 micron pixel size, aperture f/2.2, Full HD video mode) + 5 megapixels (pixel size 1.12 micron, aperture f/2.0)
  • 4000 mAh battery with QuickCharge Quick Charge 2.0 technology
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • MIUI V9.2 shell
  • sensors: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, Hall sensor, gyro, fingerprint sensor
  • Connectors: Micro USB 2.0, audio input 3.5 mm
  • Dimensions: 157.8 × 74.5 × 7.9 mm
  • weight 157 grams

Wireless interfaces:

  • 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE bands: 1/2/3/5/7/8/20/34/38/39/40)
  • Two Nano SIM cards
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 5.0, Infrared, FM
  • Navigation: A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou

Promising phones from Oukitel

The main features of the latest phone from Oukitel are big batteries. There is K-series of phones with large batteries: K8000, K10000 MAX, K6 and K10.

The last phone is equipped with a battery as much as 11000mAh. The full battery charge takes about 2.5 hours. Of course, it is one of the most interesting phones from China.

Oukitel K6 and K8000 have a beautiful glossy design, made in bright colors, and batteries at 6300mAh and 8000mAh, respectively. The rugged and super-protected Oukitel K10000 MAX has 10000mAh battery.

Among other new smartphone from the company is a stylish budget device called Oukitel C8. It has 18:9 as aspect ratio. It supports 4G network, and updated processor MediaTek MT6737 (4 cores, 1.3 GHz).

Also earlier we saw the clone of iPhone X with budget specifications. The smartphone called Oukitel U18. You can read more details about it by this link.

Doogee follows trends

Doogee V came alone on MWC 2018, and it can make a good competition to Asus ZenFone 5Z and Oukitel U18. It has the same full screen or bezel-less design like iPhone X.

The smartphone has face unlocking technology and fingerprint reader. The fingerprint scanner is placed under the screen. We already saw such a solution in Vivo V20 smartphone, as well as in prototype Vivo APEX.

Doogee V Features:

There are no full specifications at this time, only some details:

  • 6.21-inch AMOLED display (QHD+, 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixels)
  • MediaTek Helio P60 processor (8 cores, 2 GHz)
  • 128GB of physical memory
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Dual rear camera (16 + 8MP)
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • USB Type-C and NFC availability

Also the manufacturer said about some “artificial intelligence” functions. The price of Doogee V is also unknown.

What about Leagoo phones?

This year, Leagoo decided to combine in its new device the features of two giants from the world of smartphones. New smartphone called Leagoo S9. As you may guess, the name is from Samsung Galaxy S9, and the design of display from iPhone X. The specifications list is not so impressive as its design.

However, the smartphone does not exactly look like a low-end phone. Here is 6GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery and promising rear camera. The price shouls be about $150.

Leagoo S9 Features:

  • MediaTek MT6750 chipset (8 cores of Cortex A-53 at 2.3 GHz)
  • Graphics of Mali-T860 MP2 (520 MHz)
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal memory
  • Support microSD cards up to 256 GB
  • AMOLED-display 5.99″ with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 (403 ppi, 18:9)
  • front camera 8 megapixels (OmniVision, 4-element lens, aperture f / 2.0, shooting video in 480P format)
  • Dual rear camera 13 megapixels + 2 megapixels (Sony IMX258, 3-element lens, 1.1 micron pixel size, f / 2.0 aperture, Full HD video shooting, 30 degree wide angle shooting mode)
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS
  • sensors: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, Hall sensor, gyro, fingerprint sensor
  • Connectors: USB Type-C with OTG, audio output 3.5 mm
  • Dimensions: 157.8 × 74.5 × 7.9 mm
  • weight 157 grams

Wireless interfaces:

  • 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE bands: 1/3/7/20/40)
  • Two Nano SIM cards
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.1
  • Navigation: A-GPS, Glonass

New phones from Vernee in 2018

Vernee for the second time brings to MWC a new smartphone called Vernee Apollo 2. It is a familiar name, right? That’s right, because the smartphone was supposed to arrive at last year’s MWC 2017. And it was even pre-announced – only Vernee could not bring it because the company did not even launch the smartphone because of the conflicts with MediaTek.

Vernee Apollo 2 received new modern design, but with the last year’s chipest: MediaTek Helio X30 announced a year ago. The impressive amount of memory are unchanged – 128GB of internal memory and 8GB of RAM. Also, there will be Lite version of the smartphone with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

The other specifications areunknown, for example, cameras and battery. The price of Vernee Apollo 2 is also a secret.

Vernee Apollo 2 Specifications:

  • 10-core chip MediaTek Helio X30 (MT6799, 8x Cortex A-53 at 2.3 GHz, 2x Cortex A-73 at 2.8 GHz)
  • graphics Mali-T880 MP4 (820 MHz)
  • RAM 6 GB / 8 GB
  • Physical memory 64 GB / 128 GB
  • work with Micro SD-cards up to 128 GB
  • SHARP display 5.99 “with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 (density 439 ppi, 18: 9, IPS)
  • front camera 8 megapixel (specifications are not specified)
  • Dual rear camera 16 Mp + 13 Mp (aperture f / 2.0, video recording in 4K format)
  • 5000 mAh battery with Quick Charge fast charge (24 W)
  • Android OS 8.0 Oreo
  • Sensors: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, gyro, Hall sensor, fingerprint sensor
  • Connectors: USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 9 mm
  • weight 178 g

Wireless interfaces:

  • 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE bands: 1/3/7/20)
  • Support for two Nano SIM cards
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, FM
  • Navigation: A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou

Also Vernee announced another smartphone called Vernee V2. It is rugged device with a protection against moisture and dust IP68.

We know even less about this smartphone. The official presentation said about 8-core chipset MediaTek Helio P23 and the screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Also we heard about 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

BIG PLANS from iLA for 2018!

Little-known Chinese manufacturer iLA also visited the exhibition MWC 2018. The company showed its new smartphone called iLA BV206. Quite strange name, do you agree? The fact is that BV206 is the name of powerful caterpillar all-terrain vehicle designed for severe weather conditions. Meanwhile, the smartphone itself looks pretty elegant.

We haven’t information about protection. If there is a connection between the names of the smartphone and the vehicle, then it should be rugged device. The full specifications are unknown, but according to rumors, it will be standard Chinese budget phone.

  • Display 5.7″ with a resolution of 1600 x 900 (density of 322 ppi, HD +, IPS OnCell, 18: 9)
  • dual rear camera (8 + 13 Mp, autofocus)
  • MediaTek MT6750 / MT6737T chip
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB Storage
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat system

REVOLUTION From Vivo

The manufacturer brought only one model, and it is a prototype. However, it promised to be bestseller! A fingerprint reader in located under the screen, and side bezels are less than 2 mm. Also it has a retractable front camera.

What Chinese companies did not come to MWC 2018?

This year Meizu misses MWC 2018. However, we hear a lot about its upcoming phones. It would be interesting to see what the Chinese manufacturer could surprise the audience this time. For example, something like the fast charging technology mCharge, announced last year in Barcelona.

Also, OPPO and OnePlus, owned by BBK Electronics, have not booked their stand.

Conclusion

Big batteries, premium bezel-less design, a lot of RAM and physical storage, and even experimental technologies – the Chinese smartphones definitely have something to show. Also there is something to offer a truly demanding user.

The overall picture of mobile devices from China every year looks more and more promising. Now we have to wait for official realeases and prices of these phones.