Update: Low-cost iOcean X7 “Youth Edition” in the works!

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Don’t think that the $160 iOcean X7 quad-core, 1080 phone with 13 mega-pixel camera is cheap enough? Then you will be happy to learn that an even cheaper ‘Youth Edition” is in the works too!

If you have been following the Chinese phone industry over the past year, you will have come across a number of manufacturers who offer slightly downgraded versions of their phones at discounted prices. The idea began with Xiaomi’s M1 Youth edition which offered lower camera specs and performance at a price cash strapped students can afford, and now a number of brands are doing it.

One of those brands is iOcean (Ou Sheng) who have just revealed that they are working on a “Youth Version” of the upcoming X7. From a design stand-point the phone looks identical to the “Premium” version, but a quick look at the specs unveils a few key differences.

The X7 “Youth Edition” will still get a quad-core MT6589 processor, but with only 1GB RAM rather than 2GB. The screen size remains 5-inch but resolution will be dropped to 1080 x 1824 with a 1920 x 1080 display, as readers have pointed out the resolution is listed as 1080 x 1824 here is due to the on-screen navigation buttons (Thanks Guy’s!)  and camera are 8 mega-pixel rear, 2 mega-pixel front! In fact these are still pretty good specs even if they were to sell the phone at the full 999 Yuan ($160)!

Official pricing and launch dates are yet to come, but here is a screenshot of the phone’s hardware for you to take a look at!

 iOcean X7 youth specs 605x1024 Update: Low cost iOcean X7 Youth Edition in the works!

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  • http://chinamobiles.org Chris

    Hey Andi, for your info …

    “European Sheng phone display 1080 * 1824 resolution, the official explained that the engineering machine built virtual keys, thereby reducing the screen resolution late will cancel button, the resolution will be normal.”

    It is only prototype with virtual navigation buttons, and the final version comes without these buttons and will also have 1920*1080p :)

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Ah, so even the youth version has a 1080 display? Impressive!

      • http://chinamobiles.org Chris

        This version will also have full hd :)

        1GB RAM is enough for me, killer design, absolutely great! but i think it will go on sale for more than 250$ …

  • Eli

    but I saw on the iOcean forum that the youth version will still have 1920×1080 and that 1080 x 1824 is because the software has virtual keys that are going to be removed once the device is marketed.

    http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=114681&extra=page%3D1

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Updated the post with the correct resolution! Cheers Guys!

  • XrainX

    Youth editions are great for some sellers which will try to sell it as premium.

  • Abhay

    Hey Andi,

    One of my friend has just traveled to Shanghai and he would be there till 17th March. I wanted to know from where he can buy iOcean or similar mobile phone.

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Your friend can ask the hotel to point him in the direction of a “phone city” or “computer city”.

  • Whyzor

    So The youth edition basically has 1 GB instead of 2GB RAM, and 8 MP pixel vs 13, everything else the same, sounds pointless. It could just be they were using older hardware in those pics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suvrajit.bhattacharjee Suvrajit Bhattacharjee

    one question andi do iocean release software updates for its phones?i mean if i buy x7 will i get key lime pie in say june/july?

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      I’m not sure you will get Key Lime as early as that, but they do update ROMs and support their phones. Here is the link to the ROM area of the iOcean forum http://bbs.iocean.cc/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=83

      • http://www.facebook.com/suvrajit.bhattacharjee Suvrajit Bhattacharjee

        ok thankx for the reply.how is the build quality of their phones?iand after sales service in china?

  • http://yeow.com.ar Profesor Yeow

    I like it!!! But so big for me :(

  • Jeremy

    Will these phones even work on US networks?

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      You would have to check with your carrier once the specs are released.

  • kiro

    andi where can i buy the iocean x7 online?
    any site recommendations?
    thanks.

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      No where just yet. It hasn’t been released for sale.

    • XrainX

      Maybe after two months will be available.

  • Allanitomwesh

    I got a feeling if these specs are true this phone will come far far away or higher priced than this.