UMIDIGI may not be a pioneer in the realm of tech innovations but the Shenzhen-based mobile manufacturer has certainly carved a niche for itself as one of the market leaders in adopting the latest trends and incorporating them in its range of mid to low budget Android smartphones.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, formerly known as UMI, that first forayed into the market with its Umi X1 in July 2012 within six months of setting up operations has repeated this feat with its flagship offering, the UMIDIGI Z2, along with the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro (Amazon).
Sporting shiny gradient bodies, the UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro, bear a striking resemblance to the [...]
Continuing its success streak with mid-range smartphones that come loaded with features, Xiaomi has launched a new line-up by the name Pocophone.
The sweet-sounding name may give the impressions of it being just another new kid on the block, but if you look at the specs of the Pocophone F1, it becomes amply clear that this new range from the house of the Beijing-based tech company, Xiaomi, will give the competitors many a sleepless night.
There is just about no other mobile manufacturer in the fray that packs as many features in its mobile phone for as little money as Xiaomi, and Pocophone F1 is another proof of that.
The only [...]
Chinese smartphone manufacturers are fast emerging as game changers, as they continue to dole out devices that impress with their looks, performance and price points. The fact that these phones are now readily available to be shipped across the globe has put the spotlight on how a good-looking, well-performing device doesn’t necessarily translate into a hefty price tag. One of the many China-based manufacturers carving a place for itself in the smartphone market is Bluboo, whose products are characterized by hardware, specs, and looks that go well beyond what can be a gauged from their price points. The Bluboo S3, which is up for grabs for as [...]
Chinese manufacturers have been taking the smartphone market by a storm, rolling out interesting phones at surprisingly affordable price points. Another trend that these manufacturers have set rolling is of creating smartphones that are basically clones of the leading flagship devices already in the market. Xiaomi’s premium offering, Mi Note 2, too would have fallen into this category for its striking resemblance with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but got saved by a whisker as Samsung has discontinued the Note 7. That definitely seemed to have worked in Mi Note 2’s favor, as it filled the gap created by the exit of Galaxy Note 7 as a worthy alternative for nostalgia-riddled users. [...]
At the beginning of 2017, bezel-less display was a fad that most manufacturers were aspiring for, by the end of the year, it has become a hot trend. Today, the dynamics of smartphone engineering seem to revolve around losing bezels around the screens. From flagship smartphones to budget offerings, more and more handsets are being rolled out with fuller screens and minimal bezel encasing them. Looking at the rapid pace at which this trend is catching on, it won’t be an exaggeration to claim that by end of this year at least one in five smartphones will sport a frameless design.
While leading market players focus on bringing this design element to high-end flagship [...]
The Mobile World Congress is the hottest tech party in town attended by the who’s who of the mobile world, with an exception of Apple. The recently concluded Mobile World Congress, or MWC 2018 as it is popularly called, was no different. The tech even that was held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 26 to March 1, saw an interesting line up of launches that included some premium smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets, besides, new trends emerging on the horizon.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ and 5G took the center stage at the event, but there was a lot more going on on the sidelines. Much of what happened at MWC 2018 will dictate what our smartphones and gadgets will shape [...]