Announcement. Cubot Pocket 3 - a compact smartphone, a close relative of King Kong

Photo Announcement. Cubot Pocket 3 - a compact smartphone, a close relative of King Kong

Cubot seems to enjoy releasing compact smartphones. Meet the Cubot Pocket 3, which is the direct successor of the Cubot Pocket smartphone announced this spring. (Just in case, I want to clarify that a model called Cubot Pocket 2 does not yet exist in nature. And here some in the news write about the "third generation of Pockets").

Cubot Pocket 3

An interesting moment. Cubot Pocket 3 has a very close relative. This is Cubot KingKong Mini 3 announced less than a month ago. King Kong has more storage (6+128 GB vs 4+64 GB), but otherwise the performance characteristics are exactly the same. Only the appearance is different.

Cubot KingKong Mini 3

KingKong Mini 3 is a typical armored car. The class of protection against water-dust, however, is not declared. But there is both a brutal appearance and a solid thickness.

I can't say anything about the dimensions of Pocket 3 yet. Judging by the pictures, he is also not a dystrophic. But not an armored car, no. But it has a memorable "leather" appearance. A clear attempt to make a stylish design device.

To the characteristics.

The chipset is not too fancy, but it's not frankly slow either. MediaTek Helio G85. In AnTuTuI predict 200-250 thousand points. Compared to the Unisoc Tiger T310, which is in the first Cubot Pocket, there is progress.

Cubot Pocket 1

Memory. Like Pocket 1, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. But support for memory cards, apparently, has disappeared.

The screen has a diagonal of only 4.5" (46 cm²), i.e. its area is about half that of the average modern devices. The resolution is quite low, only 480x1170, but on such an area it gives 281 dpi The Pocket 1 has a 4" (41 cm²) screen. And he's onmuch less elongated.

Battery capacity has not changed, still the same 3000 mAh.

We saved money on cameras. 20 MP rear and 5 MP front. (16/5 MP for Pocket 1).

There is an NFC module, Type-C and dual-band Wi-Fi. Apparently, there is no fingerprint scanner and a standard audio output.

The page Cubot Pocket 3 has already appeared on AliExpress. But the price of $199.99 (₽13,700) printed there now looks frankly overpriced. If Cubot KingKong Mini 3 with the same characteristics is now you can buy for $119.99 (₽8210), then Pocket 3, in theory, should cost about as muchOh well. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to overpay for vegan leather.

Cubot Pocket 3

Key features of Cubot Pocket 3:

ScreenS-IPS, 4.5", 46 cm², 480x1170, 281 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio G85
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 MC2 Memory RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, no memory card Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,19,20,40
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850) ), 8(900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 3000 mAh Rear camera: 20 MP, flash, autofocus
Front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid12 NFC sensor USB Type-C v2.0, USB-OTG

Georgy Kiselev

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.