In full digestion of thethat we have seen in the, the truth is that there is a detail of the presentation ofwhich we had been thinking about for a couple of days, and that isIt has left many surprises.
The ninth iteration of Android continues to grow , and although we do not yet know the final name of Android P, we already know most of the news even now we can test it on a good number of devices from different manufacturers thanks to Project Treble. It seems that the development of Android is no longer just a thing of the terminals, and this is a detail that we like …
However, and although many would think that among the phones compatible with the beta of Android P would be the best on the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Huawei P20 Pro, the truth is that the list gives us a few Chinese phones that replace the heavier weights of the platform, and that arrive to show us that buying a Chinese smartphone now makes more sense than ever .
The data leave no doubt: Of eleven possible smartphones four are of origin Google -the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL-, Four other Chinese manufacturers -Oppo R15 Plus, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S-; Y three more numbers are shared between the Essential Phone, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Nokia 7 Plus.
It is true that a few years ago buying a phone from China was nothing short of an adventure , because practically no manufacturer sold with guarantees outside its borders, and importing them supposed search retailers online and wait for long weeks until having an order that would have crossed half the world to our hands.
In addition, practically all Chinese manufacturers dragged that stigma of copycat and low quality manufacturers that above all weighed in the West, and that they have managed to shake their heads and work harder.
Fortunately, things have changed in our days, nobody disputes that the phone’s throne with the best quality / price ratio has Chinese color , and is that nobody dares to fight with them when it comes to making phones of the best quality and sell them at the best price.
The CEO of Xiaomi , Lei Jun, had a couple of weeks ago thatis to work with a maxim in the head, the already famous “Do not be greedy” , and that thanks to that mantra had managed to turn into a giant to the once start-up most valuable on the planet.
And that road takes another step with the presentation of Android P, and is that sneak in among the eleven devices that already have the beta of the latest version of Android it’s a resounding success, and doing it above the two largest manufacturers of the platform , the Samsung and Huawei, should suppose an even greater satisfaction …
For not even remember, the launch of Android 8.0 Oreo meant the arrival of Project Treble , a project unknown to most but with which Google expected to fight seriously against fragmentation on Android.
Understanding Treble involves thinking about a radical change of the architecture of Android , which now separates the implementation of framework Android OS proprietary software developed by the manufacturer to customize the operating system experience. Previously, the manufacturers had to modify large parts of the Android code to customize it , because there was no formal interface to implement their proprietary software separately.
So that, Project Treble supposes Android devices that are easier to update and with a lower cost in resources for the manufacturer of shift, which can make their smartphones faster and more fluid and can also update them in the shortest time possible …
… and incidentally, getting Google to let its users test the Android P beta before anyone else!
Of the four Chinese phones that already have Android P beta, only the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S should be available officially in our markets. At least, while Oppo does not officially return to Europe , because Vivo X21, probably the most surprising of the four, will certainly not arrive in Spain and Latin America officially.
Anyway, submitting them is very easy and import them once they are all on the market too, so here are the four most interesting Chinese phones of this moment , three actually, because Vivo X21 puts two models in the short list:
XIAOMI MI MIX 2S
While waiting for the Xiaomi Mi7, thisthat we met in the environment of the Mobile World Congress 2018 is right now the flagship of a successful Xiaomi in full international expansion .
Count with one design signed by Philippe Starck and it is made of ceramic material, its finish is practically that of an engineering jewel, and rides in terms of hardware the best of the current market with double camera powered by AI.
OPPO R15 PRO
Surely the Oppo R15 Pro is the most unknown in our markets, but the last terminal compensated by the Chinese manufacturer few sticks can be put in terms of capabilities.
Outside it looks like an iPhone X with its ‘Notch’ and all , but it has a huge 6.3-inch panel and cameras also enhanced by artificial intelligence. In terms of power, it has the chipset Snapdragon 660 from Qualcomm accompanied by 6 GB of RAM .
VIVO X21 and VIVO X21 UD
Eastis the last to reach the market of all smartphones compatible with Android P beta, and in fact for now you can only pre-buy in China .
He is the heir ofthat both surprised at MWC 2018, and in fact keeps the Fingerprint reader integrated in the AMOLED panel 6.3 inches with ‘Notch’ , in a design also clonic to the iPhone X but pioneer with that biometric sensor.
As for little hardware to add, well also mounts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 6 GB of RAM , has a photographic system powered by AI and an intelligent assistant owner of Vivo.
No doubt four smartphones that demonstrate the maturity of Chinese manufacturers, and that tell us again that not always the giants of the industry are the best choice … Not at least if you want to try Android P before anyone else!