It’s Friday, December 18, 2015, and let’s talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com.
OnePlus hit its second birthday this week, and to celebrate it has released the OnePlus X Champagne Edition. This obviously isn’t it. It’s white and gold, it’s only available in Europe for now, but you can pick one up during the weekly sales they’re having on the OnePlus X on Tuesdays, or using invites, if you have them.
YU has taken the plunge with Cyanogen Inc again, bringing another new device to market running Cyanogen OS, the Yutopia, which is going to have a 5.2″ QHD display, a Snapdragon 810, 4 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage, a 3000 milliamp hour battery and Quick Charge 2.0 capability, for the equivalent of about $375 US dollars.Definitely looks like an interesting offering there.
Oukitel blew us out of the water this week when they announced the K10000, another middle of the road MediaTek-based device, but with a 10,000 milliamp hour battery starting at $199.99. All I have to say about that is, “Finally, a company has recognized that, while we love thin and lightweight phones, we’ll gladly sacrifice a bit of that for a few extra days of battery life.” Now if they could only pair that battery up with some halfway decent specs, we’d be in business.
The President of Honor Global apparently came forward at their 2nd anniversary festival this week and mentioned that they’ve been planning to bring the Honor brand to the US market, and that we should expect to hear more from them at CES. Having met with some of the people from Honor at Droidcon UK a couple of months ago, and having seen some of their devices there, I can say that I’m really looking forward to getting hands on with some of them once they’re available in the US as well.