China’s capital was again the setting for a new phone launch today as phone maker K Touch unveiled the first of it’s new Nibiru line.
K Touch are quite a popular brand in smaller cities across China, but the company have aspirations of pulling in a larger, youthful crowd, so created the new Nibiru brand. The first Nibiru phone, launched in Beijing earlier today, is the Mars One H1, and goes for that magic 998 Yuan price point ($165).
What makes the Nibiru Mars One H1 different to the Huawei Honor 3X, Coolpad Halo F1 and the up coming Xiaomi Hongmi 2, is the high-resolution display. While K-touch’s rivals save a few Yuan on a 720p panel, the Nibiru Mars One H1 is a FHD 1080p phone with a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display!
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Not impressed with the display (why not?) then let’s take a look at the rest of the hardware which includes a 1.7Ghz MT6592 octacore processor, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel main camera and 5 mega-pixel F2.2 front shooter with wide angle lens! Nibiru phones also ship with their own custom Nibiru ROM based on Android 4.2.2.
As the phone’s launch has just finished we don’t have full details such as launch date, supported frequencies etc, but we do know the phone will cost just 998 Yuan and will soon be joined by the Nibiru Venus J1 smartphone.
At this rate we are going to see sub $100 octacore phones within the next few weeks!