Cubot S168 $100 smartphone announced

cubot s168 100 usd

Cubot continue to focus entry-level  phones with the announcement of the $99.99 Cubot S168.

We usually see entry-level phones launch with flashy features like a fingerprint scanner or heart-rate monitor, but Cubot are focussing on simple features for the new S168.

At $99.99 the phone is well priced and hardware is about what we expect from an entry-level device. A quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5-inch 960 x 540 display, Android Kitkat and OTG.

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Dual SIM and an SD card for up to 32GB cards is there and camera are 8 mega-pixel front and 5 mega-pixel rear. There is nothing ‘wow’ about the Cubot, which might actually work in its favour. Without the flashy gimmicks, Cubot may have hopefully spent a little more time on optimisation and build-quality with the S168! Fingers crossed.

Cubot S168 pre-orders have already begun over son, who are offering a couple a free gifts with the phone too.

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  1. Ivo001
    October 7, 2014

    A 720p display and 2500mah+ battery would have been nice

    • David Košič
      October 8, 2014

      Yeah but then it wouldn’t be a 100$ phone

  2. Tulio
    October 7, 2014

    friggin 5-inch… sigh

  3. Spyros
    October 7, 2014

    Don’t buy Cubot. I’m typing from Cubot GT99 and this thing breaks down itself. The plastic are breaking everywhere, the screen is cracked (my fault, dropped the phone from 30cm) the signal is none, because the little plug keeps disconnecting after the plastic piece that holds it attached broke. GPS ? Please,I soldered a cooper wire just to lock, forget accuracy. Everything is broken. And I don’t think they will update it to KitKat

    • David Košič
      October 8, 2014

      That’s why I can’t never really recommend a cheap Chinese phone to anyone

  4. Guest
    October 8, 2014

    too expensive… you can buy a device with the same exact specs for $100. this needs to have 2gb ram, gorilla glass and a large battery to justify that price.

  5. Titanicology
    October 8, 2014

    Chipset is?

  6. zdanee
    October 10, 2014

    Wait… cameras are 8MP front and 5MP rear? Are you sure? Also, does it run MIUI or did they just slap that picture on the render?

  7. kostas
    November 6, 2014

    For that money, has very good specs. If the specs are not good for us, is another thing.
    i want better resolution with this screen and better battery.