Flagship Qiku spy photos show dual camera and fingerprint scanner, but pricing is high


qiku flagship

Qiku will be releasing their flagship phone later today in Beijing, and as the tradition goes, here are some last-minute leaks.

Qiku are another famous Chinese company who are taking the leap in to smartphone design and manufacture. The company behind the new brand is 360, a popular security system found on Windows PC’s around China.

The 360 funded phone will be sold under the Qiku brand, but unlike similar models from LeTV, ZUK or OnePlus, this new phone might cost as much as 3999 Yuan once if finally becomes official.

Images leaked ahead of the official unveiling show a phone (and UI) that is very similar to the LeTV X600 and EUI from the front, but on the rear we are treated to a view of dual camera, dual LED flash and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.

qiku flagship

Analysts believe the metal bodied phone will feature a 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and at least one 13 mega-pixel main camera. Android 5.1.1 will be installed but don’t expect a Cyanogen OS build like the recently announced ZUK Z1.

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19 Comments

  1. David Gardner
    August 25, 2015

    3999 Yuan = 397.339 British Pounds, a little pricey 😮

    • AdM
      August 25, 2015

      Indeed, that’s a lot of dough.

    • @ndy
      August 25, 2015

      Wow. May as well get an s6 :s

  2. Burs
    August 25, 2015

    Beautiful but pricey. Waiting for hard facts and real pictures. And a lottery prize 🙂

  3. FlashTec
    August 25, 2015

    The only thing I’m expecting is another band 20 missing phone. I’m about to give up finding anything on this “market” that can replace my samsung, guess i had my hopes up to much…

    • Mike
      August 25, 2015

      Yep thats my opinoin also, i get a redmi note 2 prime next time only 4 playing but i hope , the chipset inbulit made all baseband, to unlock the 20.

    • Owsley_66
      August 25, 2015

      Oppo will begin selling some of their phones direct to people in Europe starting today, the 25th. Certainly they will offer phones with band 20.http://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_r5s_kicks_off_tomorrow__august_25-news-13681.php

      Maybe not a replacement for a nice Samsung

      • FlashTec
        August 25, 2015

        I have looked at OPPO and was about to order a Find 7 when it all of a sudden was sold out like everywhere that I could order it from, looking at OPPO specs now most phones seem to roll out without band 20 or am I doing something wrong?

        • Owsley_66
          August 25, 2015

          Siswoo is selling phones through retail outlets in Spain and Germany. Surely they’ll have band 20. http://www.siswoo.com/

          They even have a phone, the Longbow C50A, that will get 4G in the U.S., but it’s a 5″ screen and I prefer 5.5.

        • njren
          August 25, 2015

          You’re not doing anything wrong. The only Chinese “startup” I’m aware of selling a Euro-focused device (including Band 20) is OnePlus. Huawei and ZTE must offer some localized models, but they’re huge multinationals. Indeed, almost every manufacturer covered on this website seems to think FDD Bands 1, 3, 7 constitute “worldmode” compatibility.

          • njren
            August 25, 2015

            Correction…Siswoo does indeed as Owsley_66 points out. Of course, it’s a Siswoo, but that’s another debate…

  4. Guaire
    August 25, 2015

    A few months ago CEO of 360 claimed their phones will have much better build quality than Xiaomi, moreover also will have more affordable price than Xiaomi.

    https://www.gizchina.com/2015/05/11/newly-formed-qiku-believes-will-able-take-xiaomi/

    So to keeping his words its price should be less than 1999 yuan with these specs. Considering ZUK Z1 should be even low as 1799 yuan.

    First QiKU phone expected to be a 999 yuan phablet, a MT6753 handset with metal body and fingerprint scanner. If that photos belongs to it instead to a flagship, would be way too cool for its class design wise. Well, I guess it’s safe to say 999 yuan phablets became 799 yuan phablets after Meizu M2 Note then Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.

  5. realjjj
    August 25, 2015

    Speaking of SD808, the Xiaomi Mi 4c showed up in Geekbench , will be interesting to see how it’s priced http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/3284086

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    August 25, 2015

    yeah… no thanks …
    i can buy a month’s groceries with that kinda cash !

    • realjjj
      August 25, 2015

      I wouldn’t assume anything about pricing. Qihoo 360 (called Qiku in this article) is about software and services, they could very well sell at cost or even bellow.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 25, 2015

        that’d be great…

        but i guess they’ll NEVER stoop down to my requirement of BELOW $200 !

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 25, 2015

        woah what time is it on your side ? its 6 am (at time of writing this) in Karachi …

  7. MickyLo
    August 26, 2015

    it is so pricey than zuk and one plus

  8. MSi_GS70
    August 27, 2015

    LeTV is sh*t this is well nice !