If you do not reside in China, you most certainly haven’t heard of iQiyi. iQiyi is an online video platform owned by Chinese search giant Baidu. To explain it in simple terms, iQiyi is to Baidu as YouTube is to Google. And just like LeTV (now LeEco) released it’s first phone, the LeTV Le 1 over a year ago, iQiyi is set to do the same with the release of its iQiyi MiGe M9.
The iQiyi MiGe M9 is said to sport a 5.5” Full HD display with a 2.5D glass, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front shooter, and a 3100mAh battery. While it is written on the pack that the iQiyi M9 uses an 8-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, promotional images say it uses a 2.15GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor which is none other than the Snapdragon 820.
The iQiyi phone shares design similarities to the iPhone 6. It has a thickness of 6.9mm and a front facing fingerprint scanner which unlocks in 0.2s and doubles as a home button. The phone has HiFi Audio and supports Voice over LTE. It runs Android Marshmallow out of the box and is available in Champagne Gold and Rose Gold.
Those who purchase the iQiyi MiGe M9 at its listed price of ¥2699 ($390) get added benefits reserved for VIP members of the video platform. But you can snag it off for just ¥1599 ($232) from this site but probably without the VIP benefits.