OUKITEL's iPhone X-Like U19 & Rugged WP5000 Were On Show At MWC 2018

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At MWC 2018 there were a number of new smartphones announced and surprisingly a number of them came with the type of notch design most often associated with Apple's iPhone X. OUKITEL was one of the smartphone makers present at the event and actually is a brand that had announced an iPhone X-like phone prior to the event, the OUKITEL U18. However, at the event the company had another smartphone which adopts the same look and design overall, the OUKITEL U19.

While the design of the two devices is very similar there does seem to be some fundamental difference between the two at the spec level. For example, the OUKITEL U18 features 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core chipset, and a 4,000 mAh battery. In comparison the OUKITEL U19 features 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor, and a 3,600 mAh battery. There also seems to be a difference in the camera department with the U18 featuring a dual rear camera setup consisting of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras, along with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. While the U19 does also feature a dual rear camera setup, this one is made up of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Though both models do seem to make use of a 5.85-inch display along with a HD+ resolution.

Besides the OUKITEL U19, OUKITEL was also showcasing a number of other phones including another new one, the WP5000 (shown below). This is a device that is purpose-designed to cater to the rugged market and therefore comes with a heightened build quality including an IP68 rating for protection against dust and water. In addition, the OUKITEL WP5000 features a 5.7-inch display along with a HD+ resolution. Inside, the OUKITEL WP5000 comes packed with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a MediaTek MT6757 octa-core processor. In addition to a dual rear camera setup (comprised of a 21-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras), along with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. According to the company, the OUKITEL WP5000 is due to be released before the end of March so more information on this phone is expected to come through soon enough.

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