Kai Q8 packs a 5-inch FHD display and 2GB RAM! Looks like a HTC Butterfly


Every Chinese phone manufacturer worth it’s salt is either about to release or currently developing a quad-core smartphone of some description. Chinese phone maker Kai have the Kai Q8 which from these spy photos looks like a HTC Butterfly.

Each year one big name smartphone is collectively chosen to be THE phone to copy. A few years ago it was the iPhone, last year it was the Galaxy S3 and Note, and for 2013 it looks like it’s the HTC Butterfly’s turn.

Numerous Chinese phones are launching with the Butterfly look with specs ranging from entry-level to top of the range. The Kai Q8 fits in with the latter as this clone packs a 5-inch FHD display with full 1080 resolution, 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

kai q8 htc butterfly clone

kai q8 htc butterfly clone

From what we have learned we also know the Kai Q8 will use the popular quad-core MT6589 CPU, will come with up to 8GB of ROM and will have a 13 mega-pixel rear camera.

The phone is still undergoing testing so we will have to wait a little longer to see what the pricing will be like.

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11 Comments

  1. Abir
    April 10, 2013

    I don’t understand this trend where manufactures are adding on screen navigation buttons as well as hardware buttons, looks really odd and is a serious turn off for me.

    • Lola
      April 10, 2013

      it does look odd hopefully they might fix that

    • Ward
      April 10, 2013

      It’s probably for testing when the ‘normal’ buttons aren’t working correctly.

      • mannie
        April 10, 2013

        yes, they only do it for testing. the final version never has the on screen navigation

  2. Camaman
    April 10, 2013

    I don’t like how small the 1080p resolution makes the icons! Look! 7 icons in a row that you need to put to your face to read the labels!
    Not to mention there is no real benefit of 441ppi unless you look at it from 20cm distance and strain your eyes to focus that close…

    • wurstt
      April 10, 2013

      There are several Launchers which can change the icons size.
      Or setting the DPI higher (eg. 500) makes the Icons bigger, too. 1080p is a nice to have when it’s as cheap or even cheaper than a 720p phone with same specs.

      But this touchscreen buttons and soft buttons: No Go. But it’s just a softwware issue which can be fixed.

      • mannie
        April 10, 2013

        umi x2 also had the on screen navigation and 7 icons in a row in the beginning but in the later versions that was fixed. they will probably do the same here

    • JaySea
      April 10, 2013

      LOL you can use BigLauncher ^_^

      • Camaman
        April 11, 2013

        I am glad to learn there is a workaround. 🙂

    • Ace
      April 11, 2013

      Erh, that’s a screenshot of the version that hasnt had the DPI settings set. the iocean x7 had the exact same picture back in the day. Look it up on youtube now and see that it looks great.

  3. ilike
    April 10, 2013

    Sell for me