The Kenyan smartphone market is largely dominated by Tecno and Infinix phones, but there are also other players that offer quite impressive devices at affordable prices. One such player is Cubot.
For the uninitiated, Cubot is one of the many Chinese OEMs that have invaded the Kenyan smartphone market and in the Cubot X18, the OEM has a great piece of hardware that aims to bring some of the most premium features to the budget end of the market.
Since the launch of LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, we’ve seen a series of companies turning to near bezel-less display screens with aspect ratios of 18:9 and beyond. While this design has remained popular in the high-end market, the Cubot X18 brings you a similar treat, but at a cut price of just Ksh 12,999, down from the usual Ksh 17,999.
Yes, you read that right! At this price tag, the Cubot X18 gives you a decent build that includes a 5.7-inch LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution (720 x 1440 pixels). Given its class, the X18 is powered by an entry-level quad-core MediaTek MT6737T SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, the same processor you find on a handful of budget phones in the market, including Motorola’s Moto E4 Plus, Moto C and Moto C Plus as well as Tecno’s Camon CX Air. However, you get a RAM of 3GB alongside 32GB of expandable storage, features that are common with phones priced in the region of Ksh 20,000.
The software on board is Android 7.0 Nougat and for the optics, the back has a 16MP Sony sensor that comes with an aperture of f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash while the front has a decent 13MP Samsung sensor with fixed focus and a soft flashlight for brighter selfies. Keeping the Cubot X18 alive is a 3200 removable battery unit that is charged via a microUSB port, but there’s no fast charging technology.
Other features of the Cubot X18 include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner the company says unlocks your phone in 0.1 seconds, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. If interested in the X18, hit the source link below.