Update: iOcean X1, iOcean target the competitive sub $120 market


iocean x1

With the iOcean X8 and X8 Mini, Chinese phone maker iOcean have really only been focussing on the mid to high-end Mediatek phone market, but now with the launch of the X1 we see a more affordable device on its way.

Available in a variety of bright colours the iOcean X1 is the companies first low-cost smartphone which sees international pricing swoop below $120. International resellers sites have the phone available for Pre-sale now at only $112.99, which is a very attractive price for anyone looking for a stylish phone to fit their budget.

There are no worrying surprises in the specifications either, and for the money it all looks pretty good. A quad-core MT6582 processor with 1GB RAM are more than enough for the 4.5-inch 960 x 540 display, while a 2650mAh battery is quite large considering the specs. 

UPDATE: Specs have been revealed to have a much less thrilling 1600mAh battery.

Details also confirm that the iOcean X1 has Android 4.4.2 with Google Play, and gesture support as standard. Other features include notification LED, 8 mega-pixel main camera and sensitive panel that will work with wet hands.

Being a Mediatek MT6582 powered phone means that there is no LTE, but dual sim 3G and a micro SD card are standard.

The iOcean X1 will have to compete against phones from Elephone, DooGee and UMi at this price point, how do you think they will do?

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4 Comments

  1. iKosh
    September 30, 2014

    This is a Jiayu G2F clone.

    • Daniel
      November 3, 2014

      But Jiayu has only 4GB ROM, of which you can use approx 2.2 which is, to be honest, good for nothing. iOcean wins this match.

  2. balcobomber25
    September 30, 2014

    It always amazes me that budget phones always have bright and colorful options (some good, some bad) but Flagships are largely stuck with the standard choices of black or white and occasionally a special color (usually gold or silver). At least some are offering swap-able back covers now.

  3. Allanitomwesh
    September 30, 2014

    Battery Fail