Cubot J3 is an Ultra-Affordable Android Go Device

CUBOT J3 DESIGN

Cubot J3 has been launched by the company as a budget-friendly smartphone running on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. With its bloatware-free and light operating system, everything should run smoothly with its 1GB of RAM.

The device is the world’s first smartphone with a 5-inch 18:9 aspect ratio screen. This is perfect for those that love small screen but still want to get rid of the bezels. It has 16GB storage space and the trending Face ID.

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Cubot J3 Key Specs and Features

・5-inch FWVGA+ capacitive touchscreen, 960 x 480 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo Go with 1GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
・16GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 32GB
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・2000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

CUBOT J3 DESIGN

Definitely one of the good looking budget smartphones I’ve seen in a while, it has an aluminium alloy overall unibody and a touch of Plastic as well. It comes with the trending curved antenna lines as well, making it quite stunning.

CUBOT J3

There’s no fingerprint scanner at the rear, just the camera and LED flash on a vertical foundation at the top left corner. Turning over to the sides, we can see the power button and volume keys as it measures 8.8mm in thickness. You can get it in Black, Gray and Blue colours.

CUBOT J3 DISPLAY

The phone holds the record of the smallest screen (just 5-inch) with the trending 18:9 aspect ratio view. Even though it gives you a small screen, you’ll also get small bezels as well. The sides are almost non-existent which is brilliant.

CUBOT J3 DESIGN

The 5-inch FWVGA+ capacitive touchscreen will display taller visuals in landscape mode. It has 960 x 480 pixels in resolution and 268 pixels per inch density, this should bring out the details on the screen pretty well. Furthermore, it stretches up to 78% screen-to-body ratio.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Under the hood, the MediaTek MT6580 chip does the job, it was built on a 28nm process technology, so power consumption might be high. Nonetheless, the Quad-core processor clocks at 1.3GHz. While the ARM Mali-400 MP2 graphics processor comes with 2-cores.

Just 1GB of RAM is available for multitasking here, but that should be more than enough to multitask through the Go and light apps. For storing files, you get 16GB storage space and you can expand up to 32GB anytime you want as well. As stated above, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition.

CUBOT J3 CAMERA

Experience photography with the 8MP rear camera which takes photos in 0.3 seconds, the camera comes with so many internal features as well. The 5MP selfie camera comes with autofocus and beauty mode for the best selfies, it supports Face ID as well.

CUBOT J3 BATTERY

The Cubot J3 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 2000mAh battery with no fast charging technology.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Cubot J3 is available on shopping stores, starting from $69 to $99, that’s about (N25,000 – N35,000).

FULL SPECIFICATION OF CUBOT J3

LAUNCH
・Announced: May, 2018
・Status: Available. June, 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: No
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Material Type: Aluminium Alloy + Plastic
・Dimensions: 141.40 x 66.3 x 8.8 mm
・Colour: Black, Gray, Blue
・Weight: –

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: FWVGA+ capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5-inch
・Resolution: 960 x 480 pixels
・Pixel Density: 268ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 78%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo Go
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6580
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-400 MP2

STORAGE
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 32GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・RAM: 1GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 2000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

Posted by Joseph Young

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