If you’re in the market for a retro-yet-elegant compact system cameras that boast mid-range-SLR performance, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a solid choice. This lightweight, 16MP camera is sure to please any photography enthusiast who isn’t interested in lugging around a bulky SLR. The E-M10 boasts an extremely powerful TruePic VII image processor, 81-point AF system, tiltable 3-inch LCD touchscreen, shoots 8 fps, and comes with a super sharp 14-42mm kit lens. Additionally, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 offers a multitude of professional features to enhance your creativity, including artistic filters, the ability to shoot in RAW and JPEG, built-in Wi-Fi, and 1080p/30fps HD video.

Oukitel U8 looks like a P7000 sans steroids; On limited sale for $139.99

Like it or hate it, it is nearly impossible to ignore the Elephone P7000. The phone has been making waves even before landing in users’ hands, and here we are, comparing it to another phone that looks equally worthy of the money… at least on paper.

We’ve spoken about the Oukitel U8 before. If you didn’t happen to be around then, here’s what the U8 is all about: the phone also known as the ‘Universe Tap’, and as you might have already guessed, it comes with a ‘touch’ fingerprint sensor (as opposed to a swipe based one).

The U8 also runs on a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Very much like the Ulefone Be Touch, the phone has a 2.5D curved glass over the 5.5-inch HD that should give it a rather premium look and feel. Besides that, the U8 comes with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, a 5 mega-pixel front camera and a 2850mAh battery.

Leaked photo shows Meizu Note 2 running Android 5.1

Well that didn’t take long! Just moments after the announcement of next months launch a leaked photos of the Meizu Note 2 has surfaced.

The leak comes from reliable Weibo user @ubuntu, who in the past has successfully uncovered accurate details of Meizu phones plus LeTV details ahead of launch. The details that the tipster has for us today is a singe photo of a phone named the Meizu Note 2 along side the Meizu MX4 Pro.

Just a quick glimpse doesn’t give away much but taking a good look at the design of the new Meizu Note 2 and the OS the phone is running reveals a few interesting clues.

First of all the home button on the Note 2 has been redesigned to be more rounded and more visually appealing than the MX4 Pros rectangle button. Interestingly Meizu had said in the past the reason for the rectangle was to allow the internal fingerprint scanner to be more accurate as it has more surface area to work with. So either this means that the Meizu Note 2 has a new scanner or no fingerprint scanner at all!

Taking a look at the OS itself and it is clear that the fingerprint security menu is missing from the version of Flyme on the Meizu Note 2 while it is visible on the MX4 Pro. We can also see that the Meizu Note 2 is running Flyme based on Android 5.1 Lollipop which could simple mean that the development hasn’t finished and fingerprint recognition hasn’t been added at this time.

Whatever Meizu have planned we only have until the 2nd of June to wait. Keep posted for more Meizu news.

China gets the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition for 1799 Yuan

Today, Meizu in China have announced that the Ubuntu Meizu MX4 will cost 1799 Yuan and will be up for sale shortly!

Last week we reported that Meizu would release the much-anticipated Ubuntu Meizu MX4 today, and just like clockwork this is exactly what has happend. So far only the Chinese Meizu website is showing the launch announcement but we believe that Meizu international will also announced the same news later today on Facebook.

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition is a joint effort between Meizu and Canonical and the first Meizu phone to run a Ubuntu and available to the public. The MX3 also had an Ubuntu model but it was never released for sale.

No.1 Sun S2 smartwatch gets a Moto 360 style round display

No.1 are back with another smartwatch. The Sun S2 comes in a more traditional metal watch body with a similar Moto 360 type display.

Love them or hate them, smartwatches do seem to be here to stay and Chinese company No.1 are among the many phone makers taking the leap in to the genre. In the past No.1 have release wearables, but the new S2 Sun is their more ambitious yet and their first to use a round display.

The 44mm stainless steel body houses an LCD touch display, heart rate monitor, simple 1.3 mega-pixel camera, 350mAh battery, Bluetooth and Mediatek MT6290. Like most wearables, the S2 Sun needs to be connected to a compatible smart phone to get the most of the features available.

Costing just $54.99, No.1 are sure to grab a few customers for the price alone, especially considering the stainless steel construction and the attractive watch design. The video below shows the No.1 S2 Sun in action.

Another stylish mid-ranger! Spy photos of the Siswoo i8 with 2.5D display

Siswoo already have a couple of phones on sale already, the Siswoo Cooper i8 and the Monster R8. Now to fill the demand for a stylish mid-range phone meet the Siswoo i8 in these spy photos!

This year the Chinese phone market is going crazy for 2.5D glass displays. Those are the displays with a curved edge and give a nice body to screen transition. High end phones from Oppo and Vivo use the screen tech, and now also mid-range devices like the new Siswoo i8 will come equipped with it too.

These spy photos of the Siswoo i8 show the tapered glass display joining a golden alloy chassis creating an exquisite smartphone aimed at customers looking for a well made and good-looking mid range smart phone.
With a little hunting around we have also learned that the Siswoo i8 will likely come equipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on an octacore Mediatek MT6752 64bit chipset, and 2GB RAM.

The Siswoo i8 is the second interesting smartphone we have seen from this Chinese start-up in a week. The first being the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon device with secondary e-ink display and 3GB RAM.