Announcement. FOSSiBOT F101 - armored music smartphone for a hundred dollars

Photo Announcement. FOSSiBOT F101 - armored music smartphone for a hundred dollars

In the world of smartphones, a new Chinese brand. FOSSIBOT. A completely fresh brand, founded only in the summer of 2022. Intuition suggests that he is somehow connected with the Oukitel brand. But this is inaccurate.

Their first smartphone is called FOSSiBOT F101. A compact armored car with a very capacious battery and a loud (musical) speaker. A kind of portable speaker. Let's get to know him a little.

Chipset. MediaTek Helio A22. Which automatically sends F101 to the category of very, very budget solutions.

Memory. Average. 4 GB operational, 64 GB permanent. Support for memory cards is available.

The screen is quite small by modern standards, only 5.45" (77 cm²). The resolution for such a diagonal is standard, 720x1440 (295 ppi). The refresh rate is, of course, 60 Hz.

The battery is impressive - 10600 mAh. Charging is slightly accelerated - 18 W.

There are a lot of cameras. 8 MP front, 24+5+0.3 MP rear. It is hardly worth expecting too much from them.

Apparently, there is neither an NFC module nor a fingerprint scanner. There is Type-C. It is not clear how many bands Wi-Fi has.

Traditionally claimed protection against water and dust (IP68 and IP69K). Looks smartfhe is very much an armored car, but nothing is said about his resistance to falls. Not claimed to conform to MIL-STD-810.

The pride of FOSSiBOT F101 is its speaker. He's big and loud. And something subtly reminiscent of the speaker of the newly announced device Oukitel WP22.

Oukitel WP22

FOSSiBOT F101 has already appeared on AliExpress (one, two). At the start of sales, you can buy it for only $99.99 (₽8320).

FOSSiBOT F101 main features:

ScreenS-IPS, 5.45", 77 cm², 720x1440, 295 ppi, 60 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch IronMediaTek Helio A22
4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 MemoryRAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD , hybrid slot Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,17-20,25,26,28,38-41,66
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5( 850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Battery Li-Pol, 10600 mAh, fast charging 18 W Dimensions155.7 x 76.2 x 20.35 mm Weight350 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 24 MP
- 5 MP
- 0.3 MP
front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS OSAndroid 12 USBType-C v2.0

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