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Xiaomi Qin AI 4G VoLTE-Enabled Feature Phone Powered By Android Launched in China

By The Mobile 360 on August 2, 2018
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Reliance Industries disrupted the telecom market in India with the launch of Reliance Jio, and then the company’s JioPhone, a feature phone running on Kai operating system with all smart features such as 4G VoLTE, voice assistant, and complimentary subscription to Jio apps. infact, the device was such a hit with masses that the company also announced JioPhone 2 with a QWERTY keyboard unlike its predecessor, which sported alphanumeric keypad.

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Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi now has gone one step ahead of Reliance Jio and has launched Xiaomi Qin AI, a 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone running on Android operating system in China through its crowd funding platform. the ultimate highlight of the feature is the AI-based voice assistant which is smart enough to tell bed-time stories and poetry to children, infact it also supports real-time voice translation in 17 languages and is good enough to answer your questions and queries. the device also comes with infrared sensor which comes handy to control your television sets, air-conditioners and other electronic appliances. lets dive-in deep and find out about more its hardware and features.

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Xiaomi Qin AI specifications

Xiaomi’s Qin AI, The 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone bears a 2.8-inch (320 x 240 pixels) QVGA display and is bundled with T9 keyboard. it is powered by 1.3GHz SC9820E ARM Cortex A53 processor paired with ARM Mali T82 GPU. the device comes with 256MB RAM, and 512MB internal storage and supports storage expansion as well. it comes with 3.5mm audio jack and AAC 1511 box speakers.

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Surprisingly, the device neither sports a rear camera nor a front camera, and as mentioned earlier runs on Mocor 5 operating system based on Android. as the device is available exclusively for China region, hence, there’s no support for Google Play Store. however, you can still install your favorite apps such as WhatsApp, YouTube, and Facebook by sideloading the APK file. it is backed by an 1,480 mAh battery which promises to deliver up to 15 hours of talk time and 420 hours of standby time.

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On the connectivity front option includes Hybrid Dual (Nano) SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, and a USB Type-C. it measures at 132 x 53.8 x 8.5 mm. Notable, there’s also a 2G variant of the device which is powered by Nucleus operating system and comes with MediaTek MT6260A ARM Cortex A7 processor, 8MB RAM, and 16MB onboard storage.

Xiaomi Qin AI price, availability

The Xiaomi’s Qin AI feature phone is priced at CNY 199 (Approx ₹ 2,000 | $ 30 | € 25 ) and is available for pre-order via the company’s crowd funding platform in China. the device is expected to shipped from mid-September. notably, there’s no confirmation about the device availability outside its home market. but, we really think the device offers great value for money and is potential enough to compete with JioPhone in India.

Source | Weibo


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