QiKU is a relatively young company. This smartphone manufacturer is based in China, and backed by Qihoo 360, a well-known Chinese company. QiKU was founded back in January 2015, which means they’re barely over 1 year old at this point, and have released three devices thus far. QiKU has introduced those three handsets last year, and the most powerful out of the bunch is the QiKU Q Terra, and it seems like the company is preparing to launch its successor in the coming weeks, read on.
We’ve been seeing plenty of QiKU leaks this month, the Snapdragon 820-powered QiKU-branded handset popped up on AnTuTu on March 8th, and was followed by the Helio X20-powered model which surfaced on AnTuTu on March 10th. Now, to make things ever more interesting, QiKU has teased a press event for March 21st, and judging by the amount of QiKU smartphone leaks we’ve seen lately, it is possible the company plans to throw new flagship hardware our way on the said date. That being said, the Helio X20-powered QiKU smartphone has now popped up on TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) as well. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll get to see QiKU’s upcoming smartphone in the flesh. It seems like the company will opt for three capacitive buttons, and a partial metal build. This handset seems to sport a metallic frame, but its back cover seems to be plastic, at least in these images. The fingerprint scanner is located below the camera sensor on the phone’s back, and the hardware keys are placed on the right side of the device.
Now, one interesting thing you’ll notice here is the ‘360’ branding placed on the back of the device. This could actually mean that QiKU will re-brand to Qihoo 360, this is not the first indication of this we’ve seen thus far. The aforementioned March 21st event was actually teased using Qihoo 360’s official Weibo (Chinese social network), not QiKU’s. We’ll see what happens, chances are QiKU will release more info on March 21st. Anyhow, this Helio X20 handset will, according to TENAA, sport a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, and it was also revealed that it will ship with a 2,500mAh battery, and will be 9.4mm thick. TENAA’s listing didn’t really reveal more specs this time around, but chances are we’ll see this handset listed again soon.