Xiaocai have started to ship sample unit of the Xiaocai X9 to reviewers around China. Here are the first hands on photos.
The Xiaocai X9 will be the second quad-core Mediatek powered Android phone from this small Chinese manufacturer, and like earlier phones the pricing is very competitive with the standard version of the phone (shown here) costing just 888 Yuan ($144).
Specifications are high on the 7.9mm thick X9, the display is a 4.5-inch 720p OGS panel, the processor is a 1.2Ghz MT6589 with 1GB RAM and 4GB of built -in memory, plus there is a 5 mega-pixel front and 8 mega-pixel rear camera.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes installed on the phone with Xiaocai’s own CAi X9 ROM, but if you weren’t keen on that you could also install the recently launched MIUI V5 rom to it too.
Xiaocai plan to begin open sales of the standard X9 on 30th July with an advanced version coming later in the year.