Announcement. Cubot Note 20 - a fun Chinese smartphone

Small Chinese smartphone makers are now sad. Most just picked up and died. And those who survived rarely rejoice with something fun.

But the smartphone Cubot Note 20 - just one of those. It makes you smile and think - well, they can do it when they want!

First, of course, looks. On the official renderings, we see thin frames, an elegant drop-shaped neckline, an elegantly designed block of four cameras that are characteristic of such a ring ... Have I already seen this somewhere? ..

CPU. It seems to be MediaTek Helio A20, which is a slightly weakened version of MediaTek Helio A22. Although for some reason the A22 was indicated on one of the pages of the official website. In any case, the chipset is extremely weak by modern standards, significantly less than one hundred thousand AnTuTu parrots.

But with memory, everything is relatively good. It is reasonable three gigabytes of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory with expandability (separate slot).

And the battery is good, as much as 4200 mAh. Nothing is said about fast charging, so obviously it isn’t there.

But there is an NFC module, fans of contactlesspayments exult. True, in compensation, the fingerprint scanner is nowhere to be seen. Hid on the side and forgot to talk about it? Hardly. It seems that he really is not here.

With the front camera, everything is simple. She is alone (8 MP) and hides in the neckline.

With the rear cameras, everything is complicated. There are four of them. Sony IMX486 (12 MP, early 2018) announced as the main module. A well-known respected piece of the second freshness, used, in particular, in Xiaomi MI A2.

Next is the Sony IMX350 module (20 MP, but old, 2016). Moreover, these 20 MP are declared as a depth sensor ... I don’t even know how to comment on this.

The third camera is a macro, 2 MP. The fourth module is 0.3 MP, the purpose is unknown. Perhaps added solely for reasons of beauty and symmetry.

What did I forget to say? About the screen. Large, 6.5 ″, but with a modest resolution (720 × 1560, 264 ppi).

Android is fresh, tenth. USB is modern, Type-C. Several colors, black, blue, green. It's hard to say how they will look live.

Cubot Note 20 has already appeared in pre-sale at the official Cubot store on Aliexpress, asking for a modest $ 159.99 (₽11900). Estimated delivery time is mid June.

Anyone willing to take a chance?

Key Features of Cubot Note 20:

Screen S-IPS, 6.5 ″, 720 × 1560, 264 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronMediaTek Helio A20
4 x Cortex-A53 PowerVR GE8300
Memory RAM 3 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD up to 128 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile Networks LTE Bands 1,3,7,8,18,20
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 4200 mAh
Dimensions: 162.8 x 75.4 x 8.8 mm
Weight200 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 12 MP, Sony IMX486

- 20 MP, depth sensor, Sony IMX350

- 2 MP, macro

- 0.3 MP
front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus
Navigation GPS
OS Android 10
Sensors Accelerometer, Approach, Illumination, NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov