MTK may not be in your vocabulary as a chip maker, but chances are that you will feel it hard to ignore it if you get to know that MTK is the very chipset provider which churns out numerous chips for a vast majority of Shanzhai handsets. The launching of second-gen MTK chipset, MT6573, marks a watershed for this chipset firm which now majorly offers their stuff to big brands instead, like ZTE and Lenovo. Now the first MT6573-based smartphone of Lenovo emerges out. Customized by China Unicom, Lenovo A60 sports 3G network WCDMA and GSM dual bands and will be available at the start of next month for 999 yuan (around $155).
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Say what’s the attraction for those knockoffs or Shanzhai products? Apart from the much lower price, those cloned products bear much resemblance with the real ones, and the more similar, the more popular. Who would resist the temptation of products with impressive features but lower prices? Now here comes a high imitation of HTC Desire, with almost the same dimension with the real HTC Desire.
Let’s see what this HTC Desire knockoff brings to us. The specs include popular and stable MTK 6516 416MHz, 256M of RAM, 512M of ROM, 4.3 inches WVGA display with 480*800 resolution capacitive multitouch screen, with support for bluetooth, Wifi, and GPS. It will run dual operating systems, Android 2.2 and … Continue