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  • Xiaomi Mi Mix cloning continues with Elephone S8

    Earlier this week, we reported on three Chinese smartphone brands who were unabashedly cloning the Xiaomi Mi Mix design. Now, we've got another phone to add to the list, in the form of the Elephone S8 (spotted by Gizmochina). Elephone is another brand going under the radar, pushing out well-priced, MediaTek-equipped phones that seem like great value for money. So, pretty much every third tier manufacturer in China then. In any event, the Elephone S8 offers a near-identical design to Xiaomi's innovative phone, featuring a sliver of bezels on three sides, and a prominent chin. Heck, there's a chin-mounted selfie camera as well,...

  • 5 emerging Chinese smartphone brands you should know

    Huawei has pretty much become a household name across the continent, while Xiaomi is catching up in this department too. There's more to the Chinese smartphone industry than these two companies though. Here are several more mobile manufacturers you should put on your watchlist. Oukitel One of the newer entrants in the market, this fledgling company first attracted attention with its innovative U6 smartphone, featuring a traditional display on the front and an e-ink screen on the back. The company made an even bigger splash last year when it launched the K10 000 smartphone, a hefty brick of a device that broke the Guinness...