SK-phone X4 first Mediatek phone with 3GB RAM and LTE $188


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SK-Phone? Yep, we are not familiar with them either, but they will be difficult to forget after launching the SK-Phone X4 with 3GB RAM and LTE.

We have seen phones with LTE and 3GB RAM before, but never running on a Mediatek platform and never at a sub $200 retail price! Before you get too carried away I’ll have to inform you that the $188 price tag is for the Chinese mainland and we can expect a higher price of nearer $280 from resellers, but still that’s an amazing price for a lot phone! SK-Phone, not related to Korea’s SK Telecom, claim to be the first.

According to Chinese media, SK-Phone are actually selling the SK-Phone X4 at a loss, and we can believe it, as long as the reported hardware is accurate. Along with the much rarer Mediatek MT6592T processor (the 2.0Ghz octacore chip), the phone boasts 3GB RAM, 5.5-inch 1080 FHD display, 3300mAh battery, 16 mega pixel main camera and 8 mega-pixel front.

According to the current specs, only TD-LTE versions of the phone are available, but this is common practice in China and we can expected an FDD model launch in the coming months.

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As for the design, it looks like SK-Phone have taken a few design notes from the OnePlus, Oppo team when producing the phone, that comes in a choice of either black or white. Overall a very smart phone and a sign of what is to come for 2015!

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20 Comments

  1. Airyl
    September 15, 2014

    Damn, I wouldn’t mind getting one myself! They do need to get a better logo though.

  2. Jay
    September 15, 2014

    There goes the OnePlus One!

    • hash
      September 15, 2014

      MT6592T – really?!

      • desponent
        September 16, 2014

        Just because the CPU is weaker doesn’t mean that it’ll be super slow or anything. I can assure you that if you maintain the phone it’ll be as fast if not faster than S800/801.

        I have seen lots of slooow S801 from big brand because of their bloat.

  3. Airyl
    September 15, 2014

    Damn, I wouldn’t mind getting one myself! They do need to get a better logo though.

  4. Guest
    September 15, 2014

    There goes the OnePlus One!

    • Guest
      September 15, 2014

      MT6592T – really?!

    • desponent
      September 16, 2014

      Just because the CPU is weaker doesn’t mean that it’ll be super slow or anything. I can assure you that if you maintain the phone it’ll be as fast if not faster than S800/801.

      I have seen lots of slooow S801 from big brand because of their bloat.

  5. September 16, 2014

    They could’ve just used the MT6595 SoC and added an extra $50. That will still make a lot of sense. But this is a steal all the same and im getting one for myself if it actually becomes available through resellers.

  6. Michael Ogbonnaya
    September 16, 2014

    They could’ve just used the MT6595 SoC and added an extra $50. That will still make a lot of sense. But this is a steal all the same and im getting one for myself if it actually becomes available through resellers.

  7. desponent
    September 16, 2014

    UI looks hideous, but I guess it’s easy to change them (and the ROM).

    • Guest
      October 23, 2014

      If You now where to find a rom, I would be pleased to now.

      • desponent
        October 23, 2014

        Not sure for this specific phone, but try searching on 592zn[dot]com

  8. desponent
    September 16, 2014

    UI looks hideous, but I guess it’s easy to change them (and the ROM).

    • Guest
      October 23, 2014

      If You now where to find a rom, I would be pleased to now.

    • desponent
      October 24, 2014

      Not sure for this specific phone, but try searching on 592zn[dot]com

  9. andre hazes
    September 20, 2014

    Why you say it has 16MP camera?
    13MP is max for mediatek? Correct me if i am wrong.

  10. Guest
    September 20, 2014

    Why you say it has 16MP camera?
    13MP is max for mediatek? Correct me if i am wrong.

  11. Leon
    October 18, 2014

    Hello, I ordered one. But disappointment. Does not have play store or any google app. No possibility for google account. Tried a lot. Gapps installs apps, but dont work. If connected to mtkdroidtools, he sais: MTK6582 (MTK6592 is a fake) Anyone else who has the same???

    Cant find any roms either….

  12. Leon
    October 19, 2014

    Hello, I ordered one. But disappointment. Does not have play store or any google app. No possibility for google account. Tried a lot. Gapps installs apps, but dont work. If connected to mtkdroidtools, he sais: MTK6582 (MTK6592 is a fake) Anyone else who has the same???

    Cant find any roms either….