Cubot’s X16 is soon to arrive, and, as usual, inquiring minds want to know what to expect from the device. The company has added some interesting gestures to its upcoming flagship in order to set it apart in the market, which is what every manufacturer should aspire to do.
Of these gestures, the first Cubot X16 gesture you will enjoy is the new double-click-to-awake lock screen function. Now, the normal expectation is that when you double-click the home button, you’ll unlock the screen. With the Cubot X16, however, you can double-click without unlocking the lock screen. The double-click-to-wake function allows you to see the time, weather, and other information while keeping your lock screen locked until you’re ready to use your smartphone for some time.
Additionally, the Cubot X16 also features light and distance sensors that alert the smartphone as to when it’s out on a table, in your pocket, or in a backpack. The goal is to prevent slight hits or bumps in a backpack from activating the lock screen when you have no idea that a bump or impact has turned the device on. The double-click feature is disabled when the Cubot X16 detects that the device is in a dark environment (i.e., your pocket). This is called “double click pocket protection” within the official Cubot X16 software.
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Another feature consists of a new screenshot motion that captures your display. The gesture involves the use of three fingers swiping either up or down the display. Next in line constitutes “Air Gesture,” as Cubot calls it, which allows you to move between FM radio stations, photos in your photo gallery, and take pictures with your camera.
Aside from the gesture controls, the Cubot X16 features a 5-inch, Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080p screen resolution, a 1.3Ghz, quad-core MediaTek MTK6735 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, 5MP front camera, 13MP back camera, and a 2,500mAh battery. The Cubot X16 is currently available for pre-order, and you can visit Cubot’s Facebook page for more information.