Cubot KingKong Mini 3 - semi-announcement of a compact semi-armored car

Photo Cubot KingKong Mini 3 - semi-announcement of a compact semi-armored car

Cubot has announced the announcement of its new compact smartphone Cubot KingKong Mini 3. Officially, the premiere is scheduled for October 17. In fact, all the main characteristics have already been published. True, I have a suspicion that there may be some errors and typos, but hardly too serious. So let's get acquainted.

The main feature of the smartphone is its compact size. However, the manufacturer has decided not to report the dimensions and weight yet. But the screen sizes are known. Only 4.5" (46 cm²), i.e. in terms of area, it is about half the size of the average�statistical modern devices. The resolution is quite low, only 480x1170, but in such an area it gives 281 dpi, which is quite acceptable.

The chipset is not too fancy, but it's not frankly slow either. MediaTek Helio G85. In AnTuTu I predict 200-250 thousand points. They did not become greedy with memory. 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. There seems to be no support for memory cards.

The battery is not particularly chic, only 3000 mAh. Charging speed not specified.

We obviously saved money on cameras. 5 MP front and 20 MP rear.

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

It's not very clear what's going on with the protection. On the one hand, on the page with characteristics it is indicated that there seems to be complete protection against water:

On the other hand, one of the pictures clearly states that it is not allowed to be completely immersed in water. So even IP67 should be out of the question, not to mention something more. In short, it is better not to drown. And, despite the armored car appearance, it’s better not to drop it either.

Dedicated�� Cubot KingKong Mini 3 page is already appeared on AliExpress. But for now, the smartphone is there in the status of "Coming Soon". And the currently drawn price of $199.99 (₽13300) looks a bit high. Better to wait.

Cubot KingKong Mini 3 main features:

ScreenS-IPS, 4.5", 46 cm², 480x1170, 281 ppi, 60 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, qhd+ HardwareMediaTek Helio G85
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 MC2 Memory RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, no memory card Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,7,8,19,20,40
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 3000 mAh rear camerasFront camera: 20 MP, flash, autofocus
Front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsNFC USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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