More Kai Q8 5-inch, 1080, quad-core for $209 UMi X2 alternative?

The Kai Q8 is yet another HTC Butterfly clone, but unlike the others this knock-off packs a serous punch thanks to the 1080HD display and quad-core CPU and rather low price!

More details of the Kai Q8 have been unveiled over the weekend along with another leaked image of the 5-inch HD phone.

Apparently engineers at Kai have not been deterred by the obvious problems some manufacturers are having with getting the Mediatek MT6589 running more RAM and have opted for a 2GB RAM set up in the new Kai Q8.

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With this amount of RAM on board plus the rest of the hardware, the Q8 looks to us as a very attractive and lower priced UMi X2 alternative!

5-inch FHD 1080p display, quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, Android 4.2, 3000mAh and body thickness of just 8.8mm are all very impressive features for any Chinese smartphone, but to see them all on a device which will cost just 1299 Yuan ($209) is spectacular.

In comparison the Premium version of the iOcean X7 will offer a similar spec at a similar price, but seems to have been forgotten by the company, and the UMi X2 with near identical hardware will cost more at 1499 Yuan ($241).

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Kai Q8’s development.

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  1. IceColdKilla
    April 14, 2013

    this is awesome.. wow.. i really hope someone sets up a proper shop for the european market.

    • Lola
      April 14, 2013

      one can only hope…
      but the price would probably rise to 300 euro :/

  2. Onetrack
    April 14, 2013

    just about to pull the trigger on the goophone i9 at 200 bux it seems like a steal… i broke my galaxy note and it would cost me at least 3x the price to replace it !

  3. Lola
    April 14, 2013

    is there a launch date yet? how can we be sure that they will deliver this specs before umi

  4. April 14, 2013

    Andi, whats about this model and Neo N003 price/specs?

  5. XrainX
    April 14, 2013

    The first clone of this HTC was the Star S5 and X920 which are sold on Aliexpress starting from $210. I don’t think this Kai Q8 to be sold at least for the same $210 on Aliexpress and I expect to be something like $300.
    More clones of the HTC Butterfly will reach the market and because of the typical chinese price war, the prices will go down. Even for the Star S5 when more competition will arrive.
    The UMI S1 is just a late and expensive clone. They should release it before Star.
    And don’t forget: all these HTC clones are made in the same factory, but with different components, depending of the request.

  6. basyvava
    April 15, 2013

    Will it have gorilla glass though? If not, definitely a deal breaker for me.

  7. yak
    April 15, 2013

    can you tell me if these china made products can be bought in hongkong or not

  8. yogesh
    April 15, 2013

    need a little help guys. i was going to choose between iocean x7 and HDC Butterfly X920. but now i see some other phones with good specs coming out in the same price range. i want a phone that is under $300, has good camera, 1920×1080 pixel , 5″ or 4.7″ screen,quad core good performance (nice antutu scores), very good battery(3000mAh may be) and good software. the butterfly seems to have to best design and software, but the iocean x7 has 1080p screen. help me choose guys. thanks!

    • Israel
      April 16, 2013

      For. The eye there no difrece betwen 1080p to 720p on this size of screen. I hope the screen is a gorilla glass