Elephone announced a couple of new devices. First, the M3, which has a Helio P10 SoC, a USB Type-C connector, and should be available for just $99 in China. They also announced the Ivory PLus B, a fairly middle of the range device in most respects, but it’s going to come running Android 6.0 out of the box, and have support for US LTE bands, potentially for $99 as well.
Oukitel has announced the K6000 Pro, which is another mid-range device, but it’s got a massive 6000 milliamp hour battery. They haven’t said what the price is going to be, instead asking their Facebook followers what price they would like to pay for it, so… there’s that.
After their very successful previous crowdfunding campaign, Omate has announced another one for a new smartwatch, the Omate Rise. The Rise has a micro SIM slot and supports 3G on 1900 and 2100 megahertz bands, specwise it looks an awful lot like most of the Android Wear devices, but with a Mediatek chip, a speaker, and a bigger battery at 580 milliamp hours. Their IndieGogo campaign starts on December 7th, and the devices are going to start at $199 on there, shipping in March 2016. I heard a lot of horror stories about the TrueSmart, so I’d be curious what your thoughts are about it.