Cubot is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer which not many people have heard about. This company hasn't been around for that long, but they have released a number of interesting handsets thus far. We've recently reviewed the Cubot X12 smartphone, which is an entry-level handset, but a really interesting one. This handset offers great battery life, really solid design, and solid performance, especially for the price. Check out our full review if you'd like to know more. That being said, the company has announced yet another interesting smartphone which is already available for pre-order, Cubot H1, read on.
First and foremost, it is worth mentioning that this phone sports a rather large 5,200mAh battery on the inside. Interesting enough, you can use Cubot H1 as a power bank as well, in other words, you can use it to charge other devices. Speaking of the battery, this device also supports fast charging capability (5V / 2A charger). The phone is 9.2mm thick, which may be considered a bit think by today's standards, but considering this thing packs in a 5,200mAh battery, it's not that bad at all. The Cubot H1 features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS OGS 2.5D display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internals storage (expandable via microSD card). This phone is powered by MediaTek's MT6735 64-bit quad-core SoC running at 1.0GHz. The 8-megapixel camera (13MP interpolated) is located on the back of the Cubot H1, and a 5-megapixel shooter (8MP interpolated) is available up front. This is a dual-SIM handset which offers 4G LTE connectivity, and it also packs in an IR sensor. Andriod 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, with some additions by Cubot, of course, but not that many. Cubot tends to install their own icons packs, and sometimes a couple of apps, that's it though, their skin is light overall.
The device sports a metallic trim around its body, and three capacitive buttons below the display (menu, home and back). You can take a closer look at this phone in the gallery down below, and if you're interested in purchasing one, you can do so for around $160 via a number of Chinese resellers, like GearBest for example. This phone is currently available for pre-order, and is expected to go on sale at the end of this month.