Chinese smartphones continue to impress and it is not difficult to see why, the phones not only offer great specs but also a lower price. Chinese smartphone makers continue to gain ground and the rest of 2017 could be very interesting as companies have recently unveiled great looking phones at low prices. Chinese smartphone makers such as Bluboo and Doogee have already announced phones at low prices but there are many more that are planning to do the same in the next few months. Here are five upcoming Chinese smartphones that will be priced at $300 or less:
Huawei Honor 6A
Huawei has just announced the Honor 6A, which is part of the company’s sub brand Honor. The Honor 6A has a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 430 processor, and 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage. Pre-orders will start on May 25 and the phone will be released on June 1. The 2GB/16GB variant will be priced at around $115 while the 3GB/32GB variant will have a price of $145.
The Bluboo S1 reminds us of the Xiaomi Mi Mix but there is one big difference, not in the design but in the price. The Xiaomi Mi Mix is a good looking phone that many would love to have if it was available outside of China but Bluboo plans to have another option for customers soon. The Bluboo S1 is a nearly bezel-less smartphone that comes with dual cameras. The dual camera technology is often part of expensive smartphones but Bluboo will be one of the few to offer it at a lower price. The specs are good but the most impressive part is its rumored price. According to several tech sites, the phone will be priced at around $150. The company has not announced a release date but it’s rumored that it is going to hit the market in June.
Huawei Honor 8 Lite
Huawei’s Honor 8 Lite was first released in Finland three months ago but the phone is now making its way to other markets. The mid-range smartphone has a 5.2-inch display, 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card) and Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. The Huawei Honor 8 Lite has a price of $277.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix could soon have some competition as at least three companies are planning to release a similar phone. One of them is Doogee, with its Mix bezel-less phone. The company has already shown its phone and while a release date has not been announced, the Doogee Mix has caught the attention of a lot people because of its price of $170. The Doogee Mix has a few differences when compared to the Mi Mix, the upcoming phone has a dual camera and home button on the front.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
The Xiaomi Mi Max was a huge success for the company last year. The phablet was the largest phone ever released by the company at the time and its price quickly made it a hot seller. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will be launched tomorrow and it’s rumored that the phone will include a 5,349mAh battery. The phone will be unveiled on Thursday but a lot of information about its specs has already surfaced on the internet. The Mi Max 2 is rumored to be powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor with 4GB of RAM. The pricing is said to be between $217 and $246. Xiaomi recently released the Mi 6 and is working on the Mi Mix 2 but the Mi Max 2 costs hundreds of dollars less and has the large screen that many users are looking for in a phone.
Chinese smartphone companies continue to make impressive devices at low prices and it seems to be working as several tech sites recently reported that they sold 380 million units around the world in the first quarter of 2017. Chinese smartphone companies continue to gain ground in the smartphone race and the rest of 2017 could be a good one as plenty of phones are coming in the next few months.