Redmi, Mi, Pocophone and er, er, yeah, Black Shark. Xiaomi’s “sub-brand”, which specializes in gaming smartphones and produced the Xiaomi Black Shark last year, a good design for such a gaming phone, now brings the successor: The Xiaomi Black Shark 2.
What are the best smartphones on the Chinese market? Which phones can do it bigger, better, faster – and cheaper? Those are only a few of the questions we’d like to get behind in this category. Ranging from Xiaomi to Leagoo, Doogee, OnePlus and others: If it’s from China and able to make phone calls, we want to write about it!
At the turn of the year 2019, Xiaomi “separated” from Redmi for marketing reasons and is now establishing Redmi as its own brand. The Redmi Note 7 was the first strike and the second one follows. Soon the Redmi 7, the manufacturer’s low-budget device, awaits us.
In addition to the slider mechanism of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 or the two displays of the Vivo NEX Dual Display, the Hole-Punch Display is a popular method of accommodating the front camera. We want to take a closer look at a competitor from China, the Huawei Nova 4.
After announcing at the beginning of the year that the “Redmi” brand had been built up independently and that the first foldable Xiaomi device had been leased, the industry is now being shown where to go. The Xiaomi Mi 9 proves that an extremely good top smartphone doesn’t have to cost as much as Samsung and Apple would like it to.
Four months after the release of the OnePlus 6T, we are already seeing the first render images of the OnePlus 7. The most noticeable changes include the pop-up camera à la Vivo NEX and the triple camera on the back.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2 are the most popular slider smartphones so far that have set a trend for 2019. But Lenovo doesn’t want to make it that easy for the top dogs. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is also a slider smartphone and even comes with up to 12 GB RAM. But that’s not all!
Smartphone manufacturers are currently trying out a wide variety of concepts. After the notch and the hole in the display as in the Honor View 20, Royole’s FlexPai will be the world’s first foldable smartphone. Is this flexibility the way to success?
we were able to discover the first gadget of its kind at MWC 2019. The Nubia Alpha (Nubia α) is a fully functional smart phone with a flexible touch screen in a wristband.
Xiaomi presented the brand new Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G at the launch event of MWC 2019. It is equipped with a 5G modem and the Snapdragon 855. The Global version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 has also been officially launched.
The Red Magic by Nubia is not the only gaming smartphone that celebrated its premiere in 2018. Like almost every manufacturer, the Huawei subsidiary has also presented a new smartphone, which is aimed specifically at gaming enthusiasts. With Honor Play, the name says it all – you’d think.
Under the name “iQOO” Vivo is building up a sub-brand, which, however, does not focus on “budget” smartphones, but on premium smartphones. The first Vivo iQOO smartphone comes with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB memory.
After actively communicating that they are developing a double-fold smartphone, the next coup is about to begin. Xiaomi is probably working on a smartphone with a quad-edge display, i.e. an infinity display on all sides. The next smartphone trend in 2019?
Foldable smartphones seem to be one of the big smartphone trends for 2019. After recently introducing the Royole FlexPai, it’s now the turn of the next China manufacturer. Today we actually saw a video that supposedly shows the first foldable Xiaomi smartphone!
“Same procedure as last year, Lei?”, “Same procedure as every year, Lin”. Xiaomi goes the same way as last year and not only publishes one version of the new flagship. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is also released as Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition and is equipped with a quad camera.
In 2019, there is one smartphone after the other from Xiaomi. Having just launched the subsidiary’s Redmi Note 7, the next highly anticipated successor is now coming. The new Xiaomi Mi Max 4 will be even bigger and get the same hardware upgrade as the Note 7.
Xiaomi starts the year 2019 directly with a surprising news: Redmi becomes its own independent brand. And for this new brand, the first smartphone equipped with a 48 megapixel camera was introduced on January 10.
Is this already the trend for 2019? Apparently the motto is: “The more megapixels, the better”. After Xiaomi has teased a smartphone with a 48 megapixel camera, the Honor View 20 with 48 megapixel sensor and in-display camera follows!
Doogee promised us a few more innovations at the beginning of the year, but now they seem to have finally focused on rugged smartphones. The Doogee S90 is also an outdoor smartphone, but with a modular system with which you can easily connect a powerbank, for example.