The Cubot GT99 has been on sale for some time, but this sub $150 quad-core phone is a great example of trickle down technology in Chinese phones!
It’s hard to believe that quad-core MT6589 phones launched just at the start of this year and just 7 months on were already on the second generation Mediatek chipset (MT6589T)!
The Chinese phone market’s ability to move so fast and adapt with the times is pretty remarkable to say the least, but what is most amazing is how fast technology trickles down to more affordable levels.
A great example is the Cubbot GT99. This phone costs less than $160 yet it features a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, and 8 mega-pixel camera! In addition it features an SD card slot for up to 64GB cards, 2200mAh battery and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean! These are levels of hardware that most big name entry-level phones fail to reach!
Is it likely that by this time next year we will be able to buy 8-core Meidatek Chinese phones at a similar price? Possibly, but in the meantime the GT99 looks like a great bargain and can be bought here for $155.99.