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Hisense A7 CC Color E Ink smartphone now available globally for $510

The Hisense A7 CC is an Android smartphone with a 6.7 inch display, an octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and support for 5G wireless networks. It’s also one of the first smartphones to feature a color E Ink display. First launched in China last month, where the phone sells for about $370, […]

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Hisense A7 5G CC is a $380 smartphone with a color E Ink display (for China)

About a month after launching the new HiSense A7 5G smartphone with a 6.7 inch grayscale E Ink display, Hisense has added a color model to the lineup. The new Hisense A7CC has the same basic features as its black and white sibling, including an octa-core processor, support for 5G networks, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of […]

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Pipo W12 is a Windows 10 tablet with a Snapdragon 850 chip and 4G LTE for under $500

It’s been more than a year since Chinese PC maker Pipo introduced a Windows 10 tablet with a 12.3 inch display, a detachable keyboard, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor with built-in support for 4G LTE. I’m not sure if the tablet ever went on sale in China, but to the best of my knowledge […]

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US labels Xiaomi a Communist Chinese military company, pushing US investors to divest

The United States Department of Defense has updated a list of companies it considers “Communist Chinese military companies,” and one of the most notable additions is Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest phone maker in terms of shipments. Thanks to an executive order signed by president Donald Trump in November, that means US investors to sell or […]

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Asus Adolbook13 is a Tiger Lake laptop with a gradient finish

Last year Asus introduced a 14 inch laptop with a color gradient finish on the metal lid. Now the company is following up with a new model featuring a smaller screen and an Intel Tiger Lake processor. The Asus Adolbook13 2021 is up for pre-order in China for RMB 4,999 and up. That’s about $765 […]

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Hisense A7 5G smartphone has a 6.7 inch E Ink display, sells for $305 (in China)

Chinese electronics company Hisense has been producing a line of smartphones with E Ink displays for the last few years, making it one of the only companies to do so. Now Hisense has launched the first E Ink phone that I’m aware of to support 5G connectivity. The Hisense A7 is basically what you’d get […]

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Xiaomi is crowdfunding a 2.4 inch mini PC (that looks just like the other ones)

Xiaomi is the latest Chinese company to introduce a 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″ mini-desktop computer that’s small enough to carry in a pocket. The Xiaomi Youpin Ningmei Cube seems to be based on the same reference design as the Chuwi LarkBox, GMK NucBox, and similar devices like the XCY X51. Xiaomi’s version is up […]

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Royole FlexPai 2 is a 5G foldable phone for under $1500 (in China)

The first company to launch a smartphone with a foldable AMOLED display… did an underwhelming job of it the first time around. But Chinese company Royole is giving foldable phones another try. The Royole FlexPai 2 is now available for purchase in China for about $1470 and up. While that’s not exactly cheap, it does […]

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First phone with under-display camera: ZTE Axon 20 5G launches in China for $320 and up

The war on smartphone bezels has led smartphone makers to release phones with pop-up selfie cameras, cut holes in the display, or stick with old-fashioned notches. But a few companies are trying something different: hiding the camera under the display. Now the first phone with an under-display camera is ready to go on sale. The ZTE […]

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Huawei’s 2020 laptop lineup includes new MateBook X with pressure-sensitive touchpad

Huawei is refreshing its laptop lineup with several new models featuring Intel and AMD processors set to go on sale in China this month. The company’s latest Huawei MateBook X is a 13 inch notebook with a 3000 x 2000 pixel touchscreen display, an Intel Comet Lake processor, and a new pressure-sensitive touchpad. The company […]

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Google can’t release updates for older Huawei phones due to US trade restrictions

The US government imposed trade restrictions in May, 2019 that blocked US-based companies from doing business with Chinese electronics giant Huawei. Among other things, that means any Huawei smartphones that have launched since then have shipped without access to the Google Play Store and other Google services. But until recently, Google has still been able […]

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Redmi G is an affordable gaming laptop with up to a 144 Hz display

Xiaomi has been selling affordable smartphones under its Redmi sub-brand for a few years, and last year the company started doing the same thing with laptops. Now the company has launched its first Redmi-branded gaming notebook. The Redmi G is a laptop with a 16.1 inch display, a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake-H processor, and NVIDIA GeForce […]