Cubot X16 flagship to have special gesture controls


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.

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.

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7 Comments

  1. nonymous
    October 28, 2015

    Air gestures?!
    Welcome to 2013, samsung S4….

  2. October 28, 2015

    I’m just wondering Deidre, could it be that you don’t understand the meaning of the word “FLAGSHIP” or what? How can you refer an MT6735 Smartphone as flagship?

    And what’s so spectacular about the built-in gestures in the phone that you have to write this meaningless article for that purpose?

    You should think very properly before coming here to post anything that drops into your head Just for the sake of posting an article.

    We all aren’t exactly novices in the smartphone arena.

    • Brooklyn701
      October 28, 2015

      He means it is top of the line with this Brand. Thats why Flagship. Not because the processor is for Benchmark Fanboys….

      You might want to broaden your view….

      • October 28, 2015

        The MT6735 is not to be regarded as a flagship SoC by any means. It’s just Good enough for day to day usage (liken it to MT6582 of yesteryear: good enough for facebook, whatsapp, candy crush, and such) . It can’t even handle high graphics games very well. All round it’s by no means a flagship.

        And FYI I wasn’t referring to Benchmark Fanboys like you assumed but the processor’s capabilities.

        You are the one that should broaden your view….

  3. Brooklyn701
    October 28, 2015

    The real Problem this phone has is that the battery is way to small to get a FHD with rather mixed or low optimization through the day. Second thing is the Dual SIM/TF card combi slots. That is just a super bad thing.

    Along with that the interpolated Cameras and you’re ready for disaster….

  4. careeste
    October 28, 2015

    The real title is: ‘For cubot their new phone s a flagship and the old gesture controls are special’ So many flagships these days even with a quadcore mtk. This is not news ,it s just spreading some naive marketing about some ‘flagship’.

  5. Joel Adames
    October 28, 2015

    my Ecoo Aurora, old stuff by now, has all of this, plus 3000mah batt, plus 3gb of ram, plus an old fingerprint reader, etc etc etc at a $149 price on aliexpress… so whats the big deal?