Cube iWork 11 is an 11.6-inch tablet with call features

Popular tablet maker Cube have released yet another Windows tablet. The new Cube iWork 11 boasts all the usual Windows tablet details with the inclusion of call features.

With a big screen and the ability to use as a phone the Cube iWork 11 is still a tablet no matter how you look at it, there is now way you could get away with calling it a phablet! The 11.6-inch display is simply too large.

The Cube iWork 11 is a good size device for using for general web browsing, and media consumption, but with a Windows 8.1 install you also have the flexibility to get productive while on the move and actually get some office work down while away from your desk.

Coolicool offering savings on a range of products in Spring Clearance

Online reseller Coolicool are offering savings on a huge range of Chinese Android devices available from their European warehouse.

Coolicool, a Chinese owned and operated online reseller of Chinese phones and tablets is offering savings on devices available from their European warehouse. Shipping from Europe means that phones have already had any import tax paid on them so as a customer you need not worry, plus shipping should take no longer than 3 days.

Phones, in the Spring Clearance start from as little as $79.99, but devices which grabbed our attention are the ZTE Nubia Z5S with Snapdragon 800 processor for $218.99 $198.99, Huawei Ascend Mate reduced from $800 to $567.99 and all metal Lenovo S860 for $152.99 $132.99.

Redmi 2, Mi Pad announced in India with aggressive pricing from Xiaomi

As we speculated, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi 2 at an event in the national capital of New Delhi in India. The phone is priced at 6,999 INR (US$111) and will go on sale 24th March onward.

Xiaomi also pulled of another surprising launch at the event in the form of the long awaited Mi Pad tablet, which although has been around for a while, still remains to be a top contender in any tablet purchase list.

The Redmi 2 that has been announced for India is the 1GB RAM variant, but a ‘limited edition’ 2GB RAM version will go on sale soon, details about which are scarce at the moment. On the other hand, the Mi Pad will go on sale same day — 24th March — for 12,999 INR (US$208). Interestingly, there will be no registration required and the tablet could be ordered from Flipkart, no strings attached.

Dingding SK3 Pro specifications list up to 4GB RAM a possibility

Local phone maker DingDing have their eye’s set on international markets with their new DingDing SK3 Pro phone which could come with as much as 4GB RAM.

You are forgiven if you have never heard of Chinese phone maker DingDing, but we have a feeling they are going to be showing up from time to time in the future with some surprisingly little numbers.

For the past few years the company has been focussing on the local Chinese phone market, but for 2015 are expanding their reach to offer smartphones around the world. Their first international device will be the DingDing SK3 Pro, which DingDing have been kind enough to send specifications of ahead of launch.

Next Nexus could feature not the Kirin 930, but Kirin 950 (plus more Kirin details)

Rumour mill is rife churning out word that the next Nexus phone will feature a Huawei chipset. Although we’re far from confirmation on that as yet, but a little bird told us a couple days back that it could be the Kirin 930 that rocks beneath the next Nexus.

Today, however, a contradictory report landed in our hands from nowhere else but the homeland of Kirin chipsets, i.e., China. It appears as though the rumour mill was quick to jump the gun on the Kirin 930; it might well be the 940 or even the more powerful Kirin 950 that powers the next Nexus phone.

Of course, this left us curios about what exactly the Kirin 940/950 were about. Thankfully, there’s a bit of info on that as well; all the three SoCs (930/940/950) will feature essentially the same architecture of a quad-core set of A53 cores and another with A57 cores, with the main difference in the clock rate.

Bluboo X6, fingerprint scanner and 64bit processor

While at MWC last week I was surprised to come across a lot of smaller Android phone makers such as a name from the past Bluboo.

Back in the first few years of GizChina.com, Bluboo were one of the first Chinese manufacturers to grab the imagination of international phone fans with high spec, low-cost phones. The company became a little quieter in recent years, but for 2015 they are back with a new device.

At $150 the Bluboo X6 is priced to compete with entry-level, mid-range machines, however in keeping with their past reputation for high specifications, the X6 holds a few details that similar priced phones might miss.

Elephone working on MT6795 phone with 2K display for May release

Elephone are rumoured to be working on a new flagship phone to compete with the Meizu MX4 Pro and Xiamoi Mi Note devices.

This year Elephone have promised a couple of mid range smartphones running the latest MT6752 LTE processors, but what we didn’t expect from them was a flagship device that would go in direct competition with high-end Meizu and Xiaomi devices.

While speaking to our source at Elephone today, our insider let slip that the Elephone team are currently working on a new phone that will sport a Mediatek MT6795 chipset, 2K display and 20.7 mega-pixel rear camera. The unnamed phone is being developed to compete with flagship phones and apparently out performs the Meziu MX4 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Note (standard edition).

iOcean MT6752 Rock vs JiaYu S3 video comparison

If you are looking at a midrange flagship Android phone from China, then the iOcean MT6752 Rock and JiaYu S3 are likely candidates for you. To make life a little easier here is a hands on comparison of both phones.
JiaYu launched their S3 earlier this year and the phone has been an instant hit with fans so Chinese phones, JiaYu and good quality devices in general. Shortly after JiaYu launched the S3, iOcean brought their MT6752 Rock on the market with similar hardware but quirky design and styling. Of the two phones which one is better for you? Watch our hands on comparison to find out.