These are the most innovative Chinese smartphones

Huawei P9 - First dual camera with monochrome and RGB sensors co-engineered with Leica

While it wasn’t the first smartphone to feature dual cameras, the Huawei P9 was the first to incorporate a monochrome and an RGB sensor together in one phone, as well as the first to co-engineer with classic German camera-maker Leica for the task. While you can get some truly sharp black and white photos, the combined colour and monochrome 12-megapixel Leica lenses shoots great quality photos across the board. 


Oukitel K10000 - Whopping 10,000 mAh Battery

Generally when you think of a smartphone with huge battery capacity, it would be something along the lines of 4000 to 5000 mAh. But the Oukitel K10000, like its name implies, fits a 10,000 mAh battery - the largest capacity ever put into a smartphone. Added to that, it can also work like a powerbank, the manufacturer claiming it’s able to charge three iPhone 6 Plus units and still have some charge remaining.

What's that like in real world terms? We found out the phone should be able to last up to seven days on normal use.

Vivo X5 Max - World’s slimmest smartphone at 4.75mm

The race for the slimmest smartphones is now led by Chinese manufacturers. First the Gionee Elife S5.1 entered the Guinness World Records at 5.15mm, then it was beaten by the Oppo R5 at 4.85MM, and now at the top is the Vivo X5 Max at an incredible 4.75mm. The Vivo X5 Max offers decent specs out of the box, and also features the world’s thinnest screen, with the super AMOLED display measuring only 1.36mm thick. Don’t be surprised to see another Chinese manufacturer beat this in the coming months.