It’s rare to see a smaller Chinese phone maker use a processor not made by Mediatek, so Cubot’s annoucment that they have teamed up with Qualcomm on the Cubot Zorro is quite a surprise.
In the past Qualcomm have been quite strict with which smartphone makers they work with, and now as they more interest in the entry-level and mid-range markets are finally accepting lesser known Chinese phone makers to use their processors.
Cubot have managed to sign a deal with Qualcomm which starts with the company using the 64bit Snapdragon 410 processor inside the new Cubot Zorro smartphone. The fact that Cubot have bagged a Snapdragon processor is a large boost to the brand, and also its customers who will be able to enjoy 4G LTE across the Europe. In fact Cubot are actually asking for 100 beta testers to apply for a Cubot Zorro to ensure the phone is fully compatible with LTE network outside of China.
Specs for the Zorro include that 1.2Ghz quad-core chip, Adreno 306 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, fast charging, 5-inch 720p display, 13 mega-pixel f2.0 main camera and a 2,200 mAh battery which Cubot claim will last 20 hours of continuous web surfing.
Pricing hasn’t bee revealed but if you are in Europe and want to apply to be one of the 100 beta testers of the phone you can do so here and have until 14th November to get your application in.