In a one of a kind partnership, Cubot and Cheetah mobile jointly released the Cubot CheetahPhone at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. This is the first time these two Chinese companies have come together to release a smartphone with Cheetah’s branding.
To remind you, Cheetah Mobile is the same company who’s the maker of popular utility apps like Clean Master and CM Security. So, this tie-up would mean that you would get lots of utility apps from Cheetah integrated into the device. Thanks to the apps like Clean Master, the company states that CheetahPhone lasts up to 38% longer on a single charge than traditional phones running stock Android 5.1.1.
As for the specs, the CheetahPhone comes with the MT6753 octa-core chip under the hood clocked at 1.5GHz with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Further, you get 10GB of free and permanent cloud storage on the device. The phone sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution. At the back, it comes with a 13MP Samsung camera while up front, you have an 8MP selfie camera. Besides the rear camera, you get a fingerprint sensor as well.
The CheetahPhone runs on Android 6.0 Marshamallow OS out of the box with some customizations and in built apps. You get software features like Cubot Gallery transfer and also 50 exclusive Cheetah Phone HD wallpapers and themes.
The phone is made out of metal and looks good. It features a body which measures just 7.95mm in thickness. You can choose between three colors namely gold, rose gold and space grey.
The phone will be available in the European Union for 199 Euros ~ $220 and pre-orders start from March 20. Shipping starts in April. Later, the phone is also expected to hit the African markets.