Cubot Nova is another bezel-less smartphone from the company. Apart from making budget-friendly smartphones, Cubot latest devices boast the trending 18:9 aspect ratio screen.
It runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and packs 3GB of RAM. This should make the operating system run smoothly without a hitch. It also has 16GB storage space and dual 4G LTE connectivity.
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Cubot Nova Key Specs and Features
・5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 3GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6739
・16GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・2800mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Design and Display
It has an aluminium alloy overall unibody that’s quite exquisite and will feel premium when held. This should be a pleasure to hold of course and quite a delight to flaunt. The dual curved antenna lines reached a joint and met as well.
The placement of features isn’t as unique as expected, the rear camera starts a vertical train at the top followed by a LED flash, then the fingerprint scanner completes it. Turning to the sides, it measures just 8mm in thickness and weighs 170g overall.
Just like most of the new Cubot smartphone, they all ship with the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. The Nova didn’t disappoint in that aspect, it dishes out immersive visuals with its bezel-less screen. Playing games and videos will be more fun.
The 5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays amazingly well for a budget smartphone. It boasts of 1440 x 720 pixels in resolution and 293 pixels per inch density. The screen stretches up to 78% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
The MediaTek MT6739 chip runs the show underneath, the chip comes with its 28nm process technology. It boasts of Quad-core processor clocking at a smooth speed of 1.3GHz, while the PowerVR GE8100 clocks at 570MHz.
Cubot integrated a bigger 3GB RAM space here because of the Android 8.1 Oreo, even though the RAM reaches a slow speed of 667MHz. The storage space is pegged at 16GB but you can upgrade up to 128GB using a memory card.
The smartphone is equipped with a 13MP rear camera which takes photographs in 0.2s. The camera boasts of advanced image algorithm that helps you blur background without needing a second sensor. While the 8MP selfie camera is perfect for portrait selfies with beautify Mode.
Network and Connectivity
The Nova supports dual 4G LTE connectivity on both Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
The Cubot Nova is powered by a removable Li-Ion 2800mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Cubot Nova will be available on shopping stores from August, starting from $89 to $139, that’s about (N30,000 – N50,000).
Full Specification Of Cubot Nova
・Announced: May 2018
・Status: Available. May 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE : 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 /2600 MHz
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Aluminium Alloy + Polycarbonate
・Dimensions: 156 x 76x 8 mm
・Colour: Black, Gray
・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels
・Pixel Density: 293ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 78%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6739
・Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR GE8100
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No