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CUBE i6 Air With Remix OS Gets Two Posts

Over at the IMP3Net forum, there are two posts about the CUBE i6 Air with Remix OS:

Google Translate: [Evaluation / disassemble] CUBE i6 Air Remix trial report – not perfect all-around tablet

This sucker is already obsolete:

As mentioned above, i6 Air Remix biggest highlights in its factory-equipped with a Remix OS operating system. Currently running version REMIX OS 1.0, the depth of customization based on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Based on the Android 5.0 Lollipop REMIX OS 1.5 and REMIX 2.0 systems have been released for months, but because Intel Z3735F temporarily can not be compatible with Android 5.0, i6 Air Remix users can temporarily use an earlier version of REMIX OS, and i6 Are Air Remix eventually get upgraded system is also inconclusive.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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LeTV Le Max Pro: 2K 6.33-Inch Screen



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Meizu: 20 Million Sold in 2015



Weibo web link [use Chrome browser for translation]

Meanwhile, the scuttlebutt is that Xiaomi will miss Lei Jun’s ambitious goal of selling eighty million in 2015. The Chinese tech press estimates a shortfall of around sixteen million. Did Meizu account for that?


Meizu sold over 20 Million Smartphones In 2015, Growth Rate Impressive!

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Gionee M5 Plus: The Latest Six-Inch Superphone



This seems to address the battery shortcomings of the Gionee E8, now carried by BLU as the Pure XL. Will BLU carry this one too?

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BLU Life One X

I forget what it was that made me pay attention to this phone. Usually I ignore BLU phone unless they mention a six-inch screen.

This one has a 5.2-inch screen. And when it was introduced, it was at a special (and temporary) US$99 price. It’s now at US$149.

I have to say this is the first phone with a small screen that I find very tempting.

The back camera is apparently kick-ass killer is why. Aside from the screen also being full 1920 x 1080 HD, bright, with great contrast.

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MiPad 2: Xiaomi FAQ, Windows 10 Still In Testing(!)

It seems Xiaomi did a very bad job in introducing the MiPad 2. Given the short shrift it got in their final big presentation, that’s unsurprising.

So they’ve issued a FAQ — which can be viewed in English only via Chrome browser.

And this is a screwy translation:

Q8:小米平板2支持OTG数据线吗?为什么我以前在小米官网买Type-C转Micro USB的转接头,连以前的OTG数据线,不能用U盘?

A8:小米平板2支持Type-C转USB接口的OTG数据线。官网此前销售的OTG线为Micro USB转USB接口,由Type-C转Micro USB的转接头的方式不能使用OTG功能。

Q8: Millet flat 2 support OTG data cable? Why I used to buy at the official website of millet turn Micro USB Type-C adapter, even before OTG cable, you can not use U disk?

A8: Millet flat 2 support Type-C interface to USB OTG cable. Prior to the official website sales for the Micro USB OTG cable to USB port, turn the Type-C Micro USB adapter ways of OTG function can not be used.

So you also need to buy a USB-C OTG cable from Xiaomi?! And yet they promoted the ability to read flash drives via Weibo in an animated GIF without mentioning the need to buy a new cable!

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Six-Inch AMOLED Axon Max Phone Is China-Only!

After months of teasing and then silence from Axon, this:

ZTE Axon Max Is A 6-inch Phablet That’s Looks A Lot Like The Mate 8

ZTE Axon Max Unveiled With 6.0 Inches AMOLED Display At 2799 Yuan

ZTE Axon Max specs and photos with the Huawei Mate 8

Pricing in China will run from 2999 Yuan, and currently the phone will only be available in China.

At US$463, this is more — lots more — expensive than the US$349 BLU Pure XL. I’m not sure how their CPUs compare, but the Axon Max seems expensive for a non-Snapdragon 8xx phone.

At that price, maybe it’s best to stay in China. Where it’s bound to get creamed by the Shallots phone for less.

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User Report: CUBE i6 Air With Remix OS


Over at IMP3Net forum [Google Translate].

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Here Come The Chinese Phones! LeTV First?

LeTV launching in the U.S in less than a month

In an email sent to press today, LeTV have confirmed that they plan to enter the U.S market in less than a month and that they will be attending CES for the first time ever later in 2016. At this stage we don’t know if LeTV’s streaming services will be their first U.S launch of if their phones will go on sale too.

If that wasn’t enough, LeTV also tell us to expect a ground breaking piece of news that will kick off soon. No details as to what that will be, but I personally think that they could be the first to release a Snapdragon 820 phone.

LeTV does some premium-quality phones that have sold incredibly well — in the millions — in China for a newcomer.

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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra US$50 Off Sale

I don’t know how long this has been going on. Just happened to check today.

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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra 16GB GSM/LTE Unlocked Cell Phone – Black (U.S. Warranty)

At post time, B&H Photo is still wanting US$349.00.

Two big Comments about this phone have been posted here. They’re opposed to one another. Which one to believe?

I give Sony credit for offering it here. But, damn, only black or white? Who wants colors every other phone has? They should have released it in one color: Mint!

Previously here:

Sony Sells Xperia C5 Ultra In U.S. — Using The BLU Model!
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: Gorgeous, But Unavailable?
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The T2 Ultra Sequel?


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