Worldwide Android News Weekly 07/05/13 – Lenovo K900, HTC Desire 600, THL Monkey King and More!

Lenovo’s K900 Sells Out Like iPhone 5 Across China

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There’s no denying that Lenovo have a hit device on their hands with the K900. In fact, sellers throughout China have likened to the high-demand of the device to the iPhone 5′s demand. The 5.5-inch 1080p device is a sought after one in China right now, with it selling out all over the place. Could Lenovo have conquered the Chinese smartphone market with just one device? It’s beginning to look that way. If you got your K900 let us know in the comments below.

GooPhone X1 is World’s Cheapest Quad-Core Smartphone

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GooPhone is a name you might know in China but, it’s about to be better known for the X1, an incredibly cheap handset that somehow manages to pack in a quad-core CPU. The device has the following specs:

  •  4.7-inch 480×854 touchscreen
  • 2 MP rear camera with 1.3 MP front camera
  • Quad-Core MediaTek MT6589
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • dual-SIM support
  • 1,800 mAh battery
  • 4.2 Jelly Bean

What makes the X1 so special is that it’s going on sale for just 499 yuan, which is around $80 US. Smartphones don’t come cheaper than this folks.

4.5-inch XOLO Q600 Now Up for Sale

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XOLO are introducing a new smartphone into their new QCORE series, with the Q600. It’s a 4.5-inch mid-range device that’s got some good looks to it. It’s going up for sale for just RS 8,749. Perhaps the best feature here is the inclusion of Android 4.2. Full specs below:

  • 4.5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch screen display
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Mediatek 6589M processor with 238 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • 5MP Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, Expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD
  • 2000 mAh battery

Vivo Y19t Coming to China Soon; With Features for the Ladies

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It’s not every day that you see a smartphone designed specifically for women. Vivo has given it a way a little bit here with the pink back but, the front-facing camera is definitely aimed at women. With a 5 Megapixel resolution and accompanying flash, this front-facing camera is one of the best out there! Other specs include:  4.5-inch, 960 x 540 IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and dual SIM slots, a 2,000 mAh battery and a MediaTek MT6589 CPU. With Android 4.2 onboard as well, this could be a great smartphone for your wife or girlfriend!

THL Monkey King and THL W200 Leak Out Before Release

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There are a couple of new devices coming from THL soon, the Monkey King and the W200. The Monkey King is the better of the two and is running the MediaTek MT6589T, with a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 13 MP camera at both the rear and the front and Android 4.2. Meanwhile, the W200 is less impressive with a 5-inch 720p Display, the same CPU and an 8 MP camera round the back and a 5MP round the front. Both devices should be launching soon, with some sites already having the device up for pre-order at around $200 US.

Intel Powered ZTE Geek Gets Approved in China, to Go On Sale Soon

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The ZTE Geek is a device that’s recently just passed through the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center and should be going on sale soon in China. Specs wise the device is packing some decent features. Take a look below:

  • 5-inch display at 1280 x 720
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS
  • 1MP front-facing camera with an 8MP rear camera
  • wireless charging capabilities
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal memory (expandable with MicroSD cards)
  • 2,300 mAh battery
  • The Z2580 processor is a dual-core unit clocked at 2GH, running on Intel’s Clover-Trail+ architecture

Will Intel achieve success in China with ZTE?

HTC Desire 600 Up for Sale in India

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The Desire 600 is the latest, quality mid-range device from HTC and now it’s available in India for Rs. 26,860. While that’s not a brilliant price, the Desire 600 is dual-SIM and should last longer than Samsung’s offerings in the same price range. It also takes after the One and brings a lot of the features Sense 5 has in it. Here are the full specs:

  • 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) pixels super LCD2 display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8625Q processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean)
  • Dual SIM with Dual standby
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI Sensor
  • 1.6 MP front-facing camera with BSI Sensor
  • 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats audio support
  • HTC BlinkFeed
  • HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Beats Audio
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with micro SD
  • 3G (HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS with a-GPS
  • 1860 mAh battery

China Mobile Oppo Find 5 Gets Updated With Snapdragon 600

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Oppo’s Find 5 was more than fast enough with the Snapdragon S4 Pro inside of it, but now China Mobile has a new and updated version up for sale. This version comes with a Snapdragon 600, the same CPU in the HTC One and the Galaxy S4. At a higher clock speed of 1.7 Ghz and an improved GPU the 600 should help give the Find 5 a boost. Hopefully, you didn’t pick up an older Find 5 too long ago on China Mobile. There’s no word on whether or not this will be exclusive to them or not but, if you’re in the market for a new phone, the Find 5 just got that little bit better.

Pantech Expanding Into Asia with the Vega No. 6 and More

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As you can see above, the Vega No. 6 is a great device from Pantech but, up until now it was only available in South Korea. Now, it’s going to be available in Taiwan as well. The No. 6 has been out for some time now but, coming with it is the new Vega Q which sports a 4.3 inch HD display, 8MP rear camera, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory with Android 4.1 running the show. The No.6 is to cost $19,900 NTD with the Vega Q costing just $11,400. Both phones are available right now in Taiwan.

Micromax A92 Canvas Lite with 5-inch Launches in India

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The 5-inch MicroMax A92 Canvas Lite is on sale in India right now for Rs. 8,499 and it brings with it some good features. A higher-resolution display and Android 4.2 would be nice to see but, this is designed on a budget. Take a look at the full specs below:

  • 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) TFT capacitive touch screen IPS display with 196 ppi
  • 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • 10.8 mm thick
  • 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory (0.94 GB user memory), 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0,GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with Recording
  • 2000 mAh battery

Videocon A55HD with 5-inch HD display Goes on Sale in India

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Something a little more exciting has gone on sale in India from Videocon. With a 5-inch HD Display and Android 4.2 this looks like a good device, especially if you’re looking for something a little bigger. Let’s take a look at the specs:

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD capacitive touch screen display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 3.2MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
  • 3G (HSDPA: 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA: 11.5 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2000 mAh battery

You can get all of that for just Rs. 13,499 on sale right now. That’s a pretty good deal!

Mercury mTAB Lite 7-inch tablet Launches with Voice-Calling in India

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If you’re looking for a tablet that can do everything, including replace your smartphone then you might have found it with the Mercury mTab Lite. It can place voice-calls and run tablet apps as well. It’s a good price too at Rs. 6,000 and has the following specs:

  • 7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive multi-touch display
  • 1 GHz Vimicro Cortex A8 processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 12 mm thick, weight 320 grams
  • 0.3MP (VGA) rear camera
  • 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 512MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD
  • 2G (via SIM card slot, WiFi b/g/n, Blutooth 3.0, USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Built-in Speaker
  • 2700 mAh battery

Front Panel of Meizu M3 Leaks Out

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The front panel of the upcoming Meizu phone has leaked out and there’s not too much we can tell from it. Aside from the fact that the bezel is incredibly thin and it’s going to be a little bit larger. So far, rumors have stated that it’s shipping with Android 4.2 and an Exynos 5 Octa-Core CPU from Samsung. The latest Meizu device should be a great offering from Meizu and we’re looking forward to seeing what they’ve got!

 

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