A trio of phones announced, Cubot Z100, S500 and S550

A trio of phones announced, Cubot Z100, S500 and S550


Cubot spent much of MWC announcing their smartphone in collaboration with app maker Cheetah, saving a couple more phone launches for after the huge expo.

Cubot didn’t show all their cards at MWC, keeping three new phones a secret for after the event. The two devices are the Cubot Z100 and Cubot S500 smartphones.

Cubot Z100

the Z100 is the model aimed at budget phone shoppers. Parameters for the phone include 1GB RAM, quad-core MT6735P chipset, LTE, 5-inch HD display and 8 mega-pixel rear camera (capable of shooting at 13 mega-pixels).

Cubot S500 and S550

The Cubot S500 gets a slight upgrade with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, 13 mega-pixel F2.0 rear camera, measuring at 7mm thick with a 5-inch display. The S550 is slightly larger with a 5.5-inch OGS panel and larger 3000mAh battery (compared to the S500’s 2700mAh battery). Pricing for the S500 will start at $129.99, it’s not clear at this time if the S550 will have the same pricing.

All three phones have dual sim support, room for a micro SD card, and run Android 5.1 Lollipop from the box.

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  • MaxPower

    I owned a cubot in the past (cubot one) and it wasn’t that terrible.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    meh … nothing for power users so far…

    step up Cubot !

  • Assefa Hanson

    i like cubot, decent phones they will work

  • balcobomber25

    Cubot makes some pretty good phones but Cheetah no thanks! Their apps are nothing but advertisements with features hidden behind paywalls.

  • Brookly701

    I had the Cubot GT99 which in 2013 was the Budget phone along with the Cubot One that made the brand what they are today. And since they always try to get best value for money they will never go highend.

    but what is amazing, like the GT99 the Z100 and S500 have super potential. With backlit buttons an a notification LED these are real beasts in the low range market. Along with Dual sim AND a TF card it is almost unbeatable for that price.

  • Steven Fox

    Cubot are just making the same phones over and over again(using the same SoC, screen and even battery), just with slight tweaks of design. That`s nothing to get excited about.
    Now, if they slashed the X17 price to say 129$ that would make it a super deal, but not interested in it`s cheaper brothers.