It’s almost impossible to keep track of all smartphone vendors in Kenya, leave alone the world. In fact, you’ll be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Cubot, a Chinese smartphone vendor that has been selling budget-to-mid-range handsets locally for quite some time now. The company has a new phone in the country dubbed Cubot Power and like the name suggests, this is a handset targeting power users, but with their budget in mind.
Cubot Power Specifications
|Display||5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels), 403 ppi|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6763T (Helio P23)|
|Storage||128GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Camera||Rear: 20MP, f/2.0, Autofocus
Front: 13MP, Fixed focus
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Dimensions||158.35 x 74.39 x 10.75 mm|
|Extras||USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, Fingerprint scanner, 5V/2A fast charging, etc.|
The Cubot Power is so 2017/8, all the way from the design and into the specs. The trendy 18:9 display screen is on show and since this is a midrange handset, it gets a full HD+ resolution. The specs under the hood are monstrous, much like the handsets the phone intends to hit the hardest – Infinix Zero 5 and Tecno Phantom 8.
If you are a fan of big numbers, the Cubot Power has them. Talk of 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 20MP camera, and a monstrous 6000mAh battery unit. This is simply insane and definitely the phone’s selling point. Or should we just call it a powerbank! On the downside, there’s a price to pay as you get quite a chunky device measuring 10.75 mm thick and weighs a significant 215g.
One of the things that usually keep me off most Chinese phones is the heavy skins they use on top of Android. Make no mistake, stock Android is no longer the sweetest flavor out there, but there are other vendors that simply overdo things. This is something Cubot Power addresses in the perfect way possible by shipping with a clean version of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Yes, you read that right. Unlike many other Android phones that come with skins on top of stock Android, Cubot says the Power’s Android 8.1 is as clean as it can be, meaning you don’t get any of those duplicate apps you find on other phones.
Cubot Power price and availability
The Cubot Power, as you can see, packs some punch, but you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on one of these. The phone has a price tag of Sh 27,999 and is already available for pre-orders on Avechi, with availability set for June 17th, a month from now.
If you are in the market for a phone you can take on a long journey over the weekend without worrying about battery life, it seems this is it.