Cubot has now launched a new flagship dubbed the X16. Featuring a slim metal profile with a dual glass (front + back) construction, the device looks rather premium considering its budget price tag.
The Cubot X16 comes with a 5" Full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD display upfront along with a 5MP front camera. Under the hood is a Mediatek 6735 quad core SoC with cores clocked at 1.3GHz each along with Mali T720. This is complimented by a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
On the back of the device is a 13MP rear facing camera which supposedly utilize a Sony sensor. To power the quad core SoC and 5" display is a 2500mAh Li-Poly battery. The device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and comes with a fast sharing feature called HotKnot. This is a feature which is seen in the Micromax Bolt series of smartphones.
The Chinese brand has paid attention to details while making the Cubot X16. Apparently the device is 6.2mm slim and comes with a Magnesium Alloy chassis for added durability. Furthermore it has glass panel both to the front and the back of the device, thereby giving it a premium feel.
Cubot has included a number of gesture features like Double Tap to Wake, Three Swipe Screenshot and Air Gesture. Basically swiping either upwards or downwards with three fingers will allow you to take a screen shoot while double tapping the home button will let you by pass the lock screen to your home screen. On the other hand the AirGesture features enables you to move between radio stations, photos galley and even take a click by swaying your palm above the display.
In order to prevent the device from detecting annoying false touches while in pocket, Cubot has included light and distance sensor which will help the smartphone sense its external environment. Cubot dubbing this feature as "Double Click Protection".
The Cubot X16 smartphone is available for pre-orders in two colours - black and white - with a price tag $129.99 (Rs 8,449 approx.)