As promised Beidou released the Beidou Big K for preorder today at the low price of just $128, and we finally get to see what this phone has to offer for such a low price.
For those of you new to the Chinese phone scene you may not realise but this is actually the 2nd generation version of the Beidou Big. The original phone launched last year with a 5-inch display and dual-core MT6577 processor.
Those of you familiar with the original Big K are going to feel right at home with the new version. The new Beidou Big K get’s a more powerful 1.2Ghz quad-core processor and a bump in RAM from 512mb to 1GB, however the rest of the spec remains in the past.
The 5-inch display is an FWVGA unit (854 x 480), the rear camera is an 8 mega-pixel unit, although it does offer interpolation to 13MP, and internal memory remains the same at 4GB.
Oh, you also get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on installed on the new phone, but that’s about it. For the mont the Beidou Big K is actually pretty good value for money, however as Chinese phone manufacturers keep spoiling us it’s hard to see this phone as such a bargain when the Neo N003 will cost just slightly more at $144 but boasts a new design, 1080 display and 13 mega-pixel camera!