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Dell's new mobile to be Ophone mini3i?

Dell's new phone to be called mini3i?
Dell's new phone to be called mini3i?

Dell's mystery smartphone got a little closer to reality as it was revealed its new phone will be called the Ophone mini3i.

We brought you news yesterday that the new handset will be landing in China in the next few days, and it seems it's now going to be part of the same family as Lenovo's effort.

O or I?

According to, a Chinese gadget website, the new mini3i will be supported by China Mobile, which is keen to bring out a whole slew of Ophone Android devices... obviously in no way trying to compete with iPhone.

These phones will be using China's own 3G signal, meaning they won't work, should you be desperate to get your hands on one, in Europe.

Will we see the Ophone family in the UK? Both Dell and Lenovo have a strong global presence, so it would make sense to extend the range - but we'd imagine there will be a name change for the more litigious regions of the world.

Via TechCrunch

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.