Apparently it’s not enough to make one of the best-built smartphones in the market, HTC wants to make a plastic version as well. Huawei is getting ready to release the Ascend P7 and 4 US TV shows have been removed from Chinese video websites. What a day!
This is a bit odd. We have Samsung rumored to be making an aluminum device to compete against HTC. Meanwhile, HTC is said to be making a plastic device to compete with Samsung.
New sources tell Engadget that the Taiwanese manufacturer is, in fact, making an HTC One with a less premium construction. This smartphone would have awesome specs, including a 5-inch 1080p display and a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, but it wouldn’t have the premium feel we have seen from HTC’s flagship devices.
Why try to beat Samsung with a plastic phone if you already have a better-built smartphone? Well, the M8 Ace is said to have a much more affordable price point, which is where HTC wants to hit the Korean manufacturer. This HTC M8 Ace would cost about CN¥3,000, which equals to about $480 USD.
Opinion: Honestly, I would rather pay an extra $100 (and some change) and get the HTC One M8. If HTC really wants to hit Samsung in the wallet, they may want to consider making an even more affordable smartphone with specs close enough to the HTC One M8.
Huawei is getting ready for its May 7th announcement, but they just couldn’t wait to give you a little something before that day comes around. The video below gives us a quick glimpse at “what’s next”, showing us the slim and elegant Ascend P7.
In the video we have the usual “feel good” song paired with a line of phones creating the domino effect through multiple cities. We will learn all about the new device come May 6th. This is just over a week away, so stay tuned!
Opinion: We are not sure about all the details just yet, but rumors tout this phone to be quite the winner. Huawei has been making some impressive high-end devices, but they are mostly for Asian markets. It’s good to see this trend ending.
US TV show-lovers in China stumbled upon an unpleasant surprise today. Four popular US shows have been removed from the country’s most popular video websites, as the Chinese government classifies them as offensive.
Shows like The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife were removed from sites like Youku Tudou and IQiyi, leaving millions of Chinese viewers without their usual entertainment.
Opinion: I won’t say much because this is a very delicate subject, but I am definitely not a big fan of censorship.