There is no doubt that 2014 is one of the biggest years for Asian manufacturers. Today we are giving you more news about ASUS and Xiaomi, as well as a closer look at the OnePlus One’s unique and unconventional back designs. There is also a nice Acer tablet leak our brothers from Mobile Geeks Germany discovered!
The ASUS ZenFone 5 features mid-end specs, but comes with a price tag that is very hard to beat. The device is set to launch tomorrow, April 25th, for just 999 yuan (equivalent to about $160 USD).
This will get you a 2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p display, 8 GB of internal storage, 8MP/2MP cameras and a 2110 mAh battery. We are not sure when the ZenFone 4 and 6 will be rolling out, but it shouldn’t take long. ASUS is currently working on releasing these all over Asia.
Opinion: The ZenFone 5 looks like a very good deal for the price. Not to mention, it’s not a bad looking device and I happen to love ASUS’ build quality. Will you be signing up for one of these?
Rumors of the Xiaomi tablet keep spreading and today we have very juicy details for you. Word around the streets tells us that the device will sport a screen similar to the iPad Mini with Retina Display.
With a 2048x1536p resolution and measuring in at 7.85 inches, the rumored Xiaomi tablet should be a hit. Especially considering the rumored price, which is said to be of only 1000 yuan (about $160 USD)!
Opinion: I am such a sucker for high resolution displays and have my eyes all over the Xiaomi tablet now. Especially with that price tag. The device should be out towards the end of the year (Q3 or Q4), so let’s try and be patient.
One of the most interesting elements of the OnePlus One is that the backs can be replaced with different plates. OnePlus has designed covers made out of different materials, such as wood, denim and patterned designs. By the way, the “normal” back is made of cashews.
We have heard all about these different back covers, but we have seen very little of them. If you want to take a closer look, you may want to check out the gallery below. These new images just emerged, so dig in!
Opinion: I have always been a fan of the alternative back covers, especially those made of wood. I must tell you, you never feel closer to a phone than when it’s not made of plastic. I guess wood brings you closer to nature… or something. It’s hard to explain, and probably makes me sound nuts!
Our friends at Mobile Geeks Germany have discovered some images and details of the upcoming Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730 HD. The new tablet comes with mid-end specs and a very accessible price point. The Acer Iconia One 7 is said to be priced at just 139 euros, which equals to about $192 USD.
Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730 HD
- 7-inch 1280×800p display
- 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8/16 GB of internal storage
- 3700 mAh battery
Opinion: As you can see below, the design is pretty traditional, but looks different from other Acer tablets. In fact, this device seems a bit better-built. Would you agree?