Cubot Prepares To Launch Its First Android Go Smartphone, the Cubot J3

Five months have passed since Google announced Android Oreo Go Edition: a “lite” version of Android Oreo with light apps which can run smoothly even on smartphones with outdated hardware components. After known brands like Nokia and Asus, now even the Chinese domestic brand Cubot is going to launch a handset with Android Go: it will be called Cubot J3. It will be a low-end device with a very affordable price as it will sport an entry-level specs sheet.

The Chinese company has published some renders showing its upcoming Android Go and we even know its main specs. The images seem to show a handset with a full metal unibody design, but given that it will be a very cheap Android Go device, it may not be made of metal. Indeed, this company has already released smartphones with glass-like designs and clones which were instead made of polycarbonate. On the other hand, Cubot J3 will sport a tall 18:9 display with narrow bezels and a size of 5 inches.

On the hardware side, it will have a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 chipset, 16 GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128 GB with micro SD) and just 1 GB of RAM, which should be enough as Android Go is supposed to run smoothly even on phones with 512 MB of RAM. The main camera will offer a resolution of 8 MP, while the selfie snapper will have a 5 MP resolution. There will be a 2000 mAh battery, a dual SIM dual standby slot and no fingerprint reader. Cubot J3 will be released in three hues: black, blue and grey. We still do not know its listing price, but we believe it will surely cost less than 100 bucks. The device is expected to hit the global market through several online stores starting from late May.