Announcement. Cubot Pocket 3 is a compact smartphone, a close relative of King Kong

Cubot seemed to enjoy releasingcompact smartphones. Meet Cubot Pocket 3, which is the direct successor of the Cubot Pocket smartphone announced this spring. (Just in case, I want to clarify that a model called Cubot Pocket 2 does not yet exist in nature. And here some in the news write about the “third generation of Pockets”).

Cubot Pocket 3

Curious moment.Cubot Pocket 3 has a very close relative. This is the Cubot KingKong Mini 3 smartphone announced less than a month ago. King Kong has more memory (6 + 128 GB versus 4 + 64 GB), but otherwise the performance characteristics are exactly the same. Only the appearance is different.

Cubot King Kong Mini 3

KingKong Mini 3 is a typical armored car. The class of protection against water-dust, however, is not declared. But there is also a brutal appearance, and a solid thickness.

I can’t say anything about the dimensions of Pocket 3 yet.Judging by the pictures, he is also not a dystrophic. But not an armored car, no. But it has a memorable “leather” appearance. A clear attempt to make a stylish designer device.

To the characteristics.

The chipset is not too fancy, but notfrankly retarded. MediaTek Helio G85. In AnTuTu I predict 200-250 thousand points. Compared to the Unisoc Tiger T310, which is in the first Cubot Pocket, there is progress.

Cubot Pocket 1

Memory. Like the Pocket 1, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. But support for memory cards, apparently, has disappeared.

The screen has a diagonal of only 4.5″ (46 cm²), i.е.in terms of area, it is approximately two times smaller than that of the average modern devices. The resolution is quite low, only 480 × 1170, but in such an area it gives 281 dpi, which is quite acceptable. Pocket 1 has a 4″ (41 cm²) screen. And it's much less stretched out.

The battery capacity has not changed, still the same 3000 mAh.

Save money on cameras. 20 MP rear and 5 MP front. (16/5 MP for Pocket 1).

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

The Cubot Pocket 3 page has already appeared onAliExpress. But the price of $199.99 (₽13,700) printed there now looks frankly overpriced. If Cubot KingKong Mini 3 with the same characteristics can now be bought for $119.99 (₽8210), then Pocket 3, in theory, should cost about the same. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to overpay for vegan leather.

Cubot Pocket 3

Key features of Cubot Pocket 3:

ScreenS-IPS, 4.5″, 46 cm², 480 × 1170, 281 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronMediaTek Helio G85
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 MC2
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, no memory card
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,19,20,40
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
BatteryLi-Pol, 3000 mAh
Rear camera: 20 MP, flash, autofocus
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 12
NFC sensors
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov