360 Q5 & Q5 Plus Official: Hardware Level Security, Dual Cameras & More

by Joel 25

After teasing the phones for a few days, 360 Mobiles, formerly known as QiKu, today, released two brand new phones under its premium Q series lineup, namely the 360 Q5 and the 360 Q5 Plus. Like the name suggests, the Q5 Plus will be the larger model, coming with powerful specs like SD820 on board. On the other hand, the 360 Q5 comes with SD652 along with a bunch of other upper mid-range specifications.

360 Q5

Design wise, 360 didn’t see to make any significant changes as compared to its previous generation devices. The 360 Q5 and Q5 Plus comes with an all metal body with dual cameras at the back and 2.5D glass on top. The overall look of the device is premium and similar to the metal flagships available in the market today. At the bottom, you get a USB Type-C port along with speaker grills.

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While the specs of both the devices are pretty good, the security features are something that sets it apart from other phones in the market. Before we take a look at what all security features are inside the device, let’s take a quick look at the specs of the 360 Q5 and the 360 Q5 Plus.

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360 Q5 Specs

The 360 Q5 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip inside with 4GB of RAM on board. While this may not be the best chip in the market right now, we have seen that it’s good enough for most needs. The phone features a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution, which has become the standard among flagships. Surprisingly, you have 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage as standard on the device.

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At the back, the 360 Q5 comes with a 13MP dual camera setup. This will be an RGB + monochrome setup and can be used to take 3D videos as well. Up front, the phone features a 13MP camera with flash, which is good for selfies. Inside, there will be a 3200mAh battery with QC 3.0, good for a day’s usage.


360 Q5 Plus Specs

The 360 Q5 Plus comes with much better specifications. It features a larger 6-inch 1080p display and features Snapdragon 820 quad-core chip inside clocked at 2.15GHz. There will be two variants, 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM. Once again, you get 128GB storage as standard and in this model, it will be UFS 2.0. You have the same 13MP dual camera sensor setup at the back as the Q5 Plus. Even up front, you get a 13MP sensor with flash. The battery is much larger on the device, measuring 3700mAh.

Considering the specs of the Q5 Plus, this is indeed flagship worthy. You have SD820, a large 6-inch 1080p display, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage with dual cameras at the back, which is one of the best configurations in a smartphone in the market today.


Security Features

360 Mobiles have made sure that the two new models launched today are secured, all thanks to a dedicated hardware level security chip. This chip is reportedly military grade and is said to be unbreakable. The phone will have a special private space, independent from the normal storage wherein you can add third party apps as well and encrypt all data storage. In addition to that, the Q5 and Q5 Plus features call and text encryption to make sure that your data cannot be taken by hackers. There is also a feature which prohibits recording and it can even destroy recordings already taken. Further, the phone features a function which will photograph the thief who stole your phone. Also, if someone tries to force the data out of the device, the phone will automatically lock.


360 Q5 & Q5 Plus Price

The standard version of the 360 Q5 with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage retails at 1999 Yuan ($300) while the special edition (4GB + 128GB) retails at 2199 Yuan ($331).


The 360 Q5 Plus starts at 2599 Yuan ($391) for the 4GB + 128GB model and 2799 Yuan ($421) for the 6GB + 128GB version.


Pretty decent pricing. What do you think?