Cubot’s ‘fantastical’ Cubot S9 claims Snapdragon 823 in 6 colours


cubot s9 colours

Dual camera’s 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 823 are just a few claims Cubot is making about their Cubot S9 smartphone.

I’ll be honest when I say I haven’t been following the Cubot S9 rumours, but when this news rolled across my desk today I really couldn’t believe it.

For those of you have missed previous news, Cubot, the maker of such phones as the Cubot X16, Cubot Note S and Cubot X11 (all sub $100 phones) claims that it’s next phone could be something to take on the likes of Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, Huawei and even Samsung!

cubot s9 colours

This ‘fantastic’ device is called the Cubot S9 and the press material that the Chinese phone maker has released says the handset is going to have some killer tech including:

  • Dual rear cameras.
  • Snapdragon 823 chipset.
  • 6GB RAM.
  • 128GB memory.
  • 6.5mm body.
  • A choice of 6 colours.

Of those 6 headline features I’m sure at least one of them is accurate (blue, gold, pink, silver and space gray incase you’re wondering). The rest of the claims just seem a little far fetched at this point, but who know?

Perhaps Cubot really have this beast up their sleeves! Have your say in the comments below!

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75 Comments

  1. arsalan
    May 27, 2016

    It is just possible in China. If you have a little bit of infrastructure, you can order anything to be made for you. You don’t need your own factory for that. So I will believe that. Many brands around the world are making their phones from China with similar specs but put different names over it. All you have to do is to have proper marketing.

    • May 27, 2016

      But that would mean that they found a factory small enough to accept their order, but big enough to have Qualcomm as a supply chain partner…..

      • balcobomber25
        May 27, 2016

        One of the biggest issues I find with it. More than likely it’s a midrange phone with MTK.

  2. Steve B
    May 27, 2016

    Cubot aren’t normally fantasists, but perhaps they’ve changed tobacco

  3. Assefa Hanson
    May 27, 2016

    history of low end/mid end devices isnt a sound arguement, there is always other ways and politics involved

    vernee a “new” company is already making love with mediatek and have a flaghsip in the works

    and have we forgotten about XIAOMI AND HUAWEI werent they low end nobodies too

    and remember this where something starts is immediately where something ends

    • Andrew P
      May 27, 2016

      Companies, who release extreme value phone, usually do that to strenghten their brand and build fanbase for their next, more expensive phone.

      Huawei and OnePlus are examples of that. I would not be surprised if LeEco and Asus phones will become more expensive in few years too – they are clearly selling their phones with a low overcharge.

      • Assefa Hanson
        May 27, 2016

        but im talking about in the beginning huawei’s first “flagship” it wasnt a matter of their “NEXT” expensive phone it was their first and only and at that time it wasn’t value for money for huawei it was success/domination in the low end they turned their money well and made good deals

    • May 27, 2016

      Vernee are a new brand not a new company. In fact they are a very large OEM so their contacts were already in place.

      Xiaomi created by a group of millionaires and with backing from Qualcomm… Not really the same as Cubot.

      Huawei, a huge communications company who only recently started making phones with a ton of cash in the bank.

      Cubot a brand with no direction and no real customer base and also not likely to be prime partnership material for Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).

      • Assefa Hanson
        May 27, 2016

        i know vernee isnt a new company thats why i put it in quotations

        but what about there little collab with cheetah the app giant could there be weight in it behind the scenes

        and i wouldn’t say they have no direction since they have been focusing on low end phones and lets not forget cubot has used snapdragon before

        all im saying im optimistic, im just hopeful that this will be a rags to riches story

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 27, 2016

        “Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).”

        you know why i kinda loathe Qualcomm ??

        if you din;t , well NOW you do.

  4. NextHype
    May 27, 2016

    A choice of 6 colours
    blue, gold, pink, silver and space gray, that’s 5, not 6.
    So the only accurate headline isn’t even accurate ^^

    BTW I dunno who will take a leap of faith and invest in a $400 Cubot phone.
    SD823 + 6GB/128GB + 6.5mm probably can’t sell below.

    That’s a pretty bold move for a brand like Cubot xD
    Or they’re trying to draw attention like Elephraud…

  5. Xalis
    May 27, 2016

    Well Cubot phones have always been solid, when I’m looking for specific specs and I can’t find them with Xiaomi, Meizu, ZTE, and recently LeTV my next option is Cubot phones, since I know no major flaws will be present and the quality of the hardware will be at least above average.

    Recently used the Cubot Note S for a couple of weeks and the only flaw I found was that the accelerator wasn’t that good, so automatic rotation was kind of a pain the first days but then I got used to move it fast from vertical to horizontal to get it working properly, but that was all, everything else was above my initial expectations, and the battery… 6 days of light usage with 1 hour of screen time each day, and 10 hours of screen time on a single sitting, with no battery saving bullshit like screen dimming, turning off bluetooth/wifi/location, etc.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 27, 2016

      i know we always jest at each other about prices or phones and the market BUT i have to say …

      you CANNOT expect this spec set to be True … !

      • Nilzie
        May 30, 2016

        This phone is about as real as doogee f7

  6. MattD
    May 27, 2016

    Nope, not falling for that… There are too many things saying it’s just rumors with not a single fact supporting it

  7. balcobomber25
    May 27, 2016

    I’ll believe it when I see it. The real specs are probably MT6753, Single 13mp camera and 3GB Ram.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 27, 2016

      lol

    • هادي خآن
      May 30, 2016

      xD
      same

    • هادي خآن
      May 30, 2016
    • VMortens
      May 31, 2016

      Well, a P10 – at the best – let’s say.

  8. arsalan
    May 27, 2016

    It is just possible in China. If you have a little bit of infrastructure, you can order anything to be made for you. You don’t need your own factory for that. So I will believe that. Many brands around the world are making their phones from China with similar specs but put different names over it. All you have to do is to have proper marketing.

    • Andi Sykes
      May 27, 2016

      But that would mean that they found a factory small enough to accept their order, but big enough to have Qualcomm as a supply chain partner…..

    • balcobomber25
      May 27, 2016

      One of the biggest issues I find with it. More than likely it’s a midrange phone with MTK.

  9. Steve B
    May 27, 2016

    Cubot aren’t normally fantasists, but perhaps they’ve changed tobacco

  10. Assefa Hanson
    May 27, 2016

    history of low end/mid end devices isnt a sound arguement, there is always other ways and politics involved (could the app giant cheetah mobile deal helped with networking)

    vernee a “new” company is already making love with mediatek and have a flaghsip in the works

    and have we forgotten about XIAOMI AND HUAWEI werent they low end nobodies too

    and remember this where something starts is immediately where something ends

    +lastly the smartphone market is stagnating its super easier and cheaper to get “highend” specs today it should be more believable now than say 4 years ago

    its possible they may not deliver but im optimistic

    • Andrew P
      May 27, 2016

      Companies, who release extreme value phone, usually do that to strenghten their brand and build fanbase for their next, more expensive phone.

      Huawei and OnePlus are examples of that. I would not be surprised if LeEco, Vernee and Asus phones will become more expensive in few years too – they are clearly selling their phones with a low overcharge.

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 27, 2016

      but im talking about in the beginning huawei’s first “flagship” it wasnt a matter of their “NEXT” expensive phone it was their first and only and at that time it wasn’t value for money for huawei it was success/domination in the low end they turned their money well and made good deals

      edit: andi’s point on huwaeis financial backing made this irrelevant please ignore this

    • Andi Sykes
      May 27, 2016

      Vernee are a new brand not a new company. In fact they are a very large OEM so their contacts were already in place.

      Xiaomi created by a group of millionaires and with backing from Qualcomm… Not really the same as Cubot.

      Huawei, a huge communications company who only recently started making phones with a ton of cash in the bank.

      Cubot a brand with no direction and no real customer base and also not likely to be prime partnership material for Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).

    • Andi Sykes
      May 27, 2016

      Vernee are a new brand not a new company. In fact they are a very large OEM so their contacts were already in place.

      Xiaomi created by a group of millionaires and with backing from Qualcomm… Not really the same as Cubot.

      Huawei, a huge communications company who only recently started making phones with a ton of cash in the bank.

      Cubot a brand with no direction and no real customer base and also not likely to be prime partnership material for Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).

    • Andi Sykes
      May 27, 2016

      Vernee are a new brand not a new company. In fact they are a very large OEM so their contacts were already in place.

      Xiaomi created by a group of millionaires and with backing from Qualcomm… Not really the same as Cubot.

      Huawei, a huge communications company who only recently started making phones with a ton of cash in the bank.

      Cubot a brand with no direction and no real customer base and also not likely to be prime partnership material for Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 27, 2016

      i know vernee isnt a new company thats why i put it in quotations

      but what about there little collab with cheetah the app giant could there be weight in it behind the scenes

      and i wouldn’t say they have no direction since they have been focusing on low end phones and lets not forget cubot has used snapdragon before

      all im saying im optimistic, im just hopeful that this will be a rags to riches story

    • Guest
      May 27, 2016

      “Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).”

      you know why i kinda loathe Qualcomm ??

      if you din;t , well NOW you do.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2016

      “Qualcomm (who are very strict on who they allow to use their chips).”

      you know why i kinda loathe Qualcomm ??

      if you din;t , well NOW you do.

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    May 27, 2016

    HOLY SHIT !

    what a load o’ CRAP !

  12. MaxPower
    May 27, 2016

    This is the second great news I’ve read today!
    For the first one look at the picture below.

    • MattD
      May 27, 2016

      Mmm… Bacon flying directly into your mouth… Great news indeed!

      • SoniC
        May 27, 2016

        Remember that “bacon” is the codename of Oneplus One in the CM-World… soooo What this news has to do with flying OPO ? ;-)))

        • MattD
          May 27, 2016

          I think it’s about people throwing in the air their opo at the millionth ghost touch ?

    • Joel Adames
      May 27, 2016

      help me out here… whats the IPHONE image at the begining of the article has to do with anithing????

      • Aa
        May 27, 2016

        First of all, that is not iPhone – that is iPod touch.
        Secondly, it has to do with design – if you blend camera and black plastic from the right side of the iPod, you get this new Cubot.

      • MaxPower
        May 27, 2016

        I thought it was an ad:
        There are so many lately that don’t pay attentions to pictures anymore because I don’t know which one is legit or not

    • Snelleboi
      May 29, 2016

      Lool

  13. NextHype
    May 27, 2016

    A choice of 6 colours
    blue, gold, pink, silver and space gray, that’s 5, not 6.
    So the only accurate headline isn’t even accurate ^^

    BTW I dunno who will take a leap of faith and invest in a $400 Cubot phone.
    SD823 + 6GB/128GB + 6.5mm probably can’t sell below.

    That’s a pretty bold move for a brand like Cubot xD
    Or they’re trying to draw attention like Elephraud…

  14. Joel Adames
    May 27, 2016

    oh my!!!
    OH mY!!!

    this smaller brands are a pain in the @#$@% i mean in my hopes.

    for once i hope all the previous history on this brand gets non-relevant and they do make this ***FLAGSHIP KILLER*** if ever..

    i do have my hopes high that one day doogee will make their suppossed F7 power-specs into the T3 body.

  15. Guest
    May 27, 2016

    Well Cubot phones have always been solid, when I’m looking for specific specs and I can’t find them with Xiaomi, Meizu, ZTE, and recently LeTV my next option is Cubot phones, since I know no major flaws will be present and the quality of the hardware will be at least above average.

    Recently used the Cubot Note S for a couple of weeks and the only flaw I found was that the accelerator wasn’t that good, so automatic rotation was kind of a pain the first days but then I got used to move it fast from vertical to horizontal to get it working properly, but that was all, everything else was above my initial expectations, and the battery… 6 days of light usage with 1 hour of screen time each day, and 10 hours of screen time on a single sitting, with no battery saving bullshit like screen dimming, turning off bluetooth/wifi/location, etc.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2016

      i know we always jest at each other about prices or phones and the market BUT i have to say …

      you CANNOT expect this spec set to be True … !

    • Nilzie
      May 30, 2016

      This phone is about as real as doogee f7

    • Nilzie
      May 30, 2016

      This phone is about as real as doogee f7

  16. MattD
    May 27, 2016

    Nope, not falling for that… There are too many things saying it’s just rumors with not a single fact supporting it

  17. balcobomber25
    May 27, 2016

    I’ll believe it when I see it. The real specs are probably MT6753, Single 13mp camera and 3GB Ram.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2016

      lol

    • هادي خآن
      May 31, 2016

      xD
      same

    • هادي خآن
      May 31, 2016
    • VMortens
      May 31, 2016

      Well, a P10 – at the best – let’s say.

  18. Roberto Tomás
    May 27, 2016

    Nah I belive it, they are making a killing in tablet pcs and there s no promise that this is coming before 11.11

  19. Guest
    May 27, 2016

    HOLY SHIT !

    what a load o’ CRAP !

  20. MaxPower
    May 27, 2016

    This is the second great news I’ve read today!
    For the first one look at the picture below.

    • MattD
      May 27, 2016

      Mmm… Bacon flying directly into your mouth… Great news indeed!

    • Joel Adames
      May 27, 2016

      help me out here… whats the IPHONE image at the begining of the article has to do with anithing????

    • SoniC
      May 27, 2016

      Remember that “bacon” is the codename of Oneplus One in the CM-World… soooo What this news has to do with flying OPO ? ;-)))

    • Aa
      May 27, 2016

      First of all, that is not iPhone – that is iPod touch.
      Secondly, it has to do with design – if you blend camera and black plastic from the right side of the iPod, you get this new Cubot.

    • Aa
      May 27, 2016

      First of all, that is not iPhone – that is iPod touch.
      Secondly, it has to do with design – if you blend camera and black plastic from the right side of the iPod, you get this new Cubot.

    • MaxPower
      May 27, 2016

      I thought it was an ad:
      There are so many lately that don’t pay attentions to pictures anymore because I don’t know which one is legit or not

    • MattD
      May 27, 2016

      I think it’s about people throwing in the air their opo at the millionth ghost touch 😁

    • Guest
      May 29, 2016

      Lool

  21. Joel Adames
    May 27, 2016

    oh my!!!
    OH mY!!!

    this smaller brands are a pain in the @#$@% i mean in my hopes.

    for once i hope all the previous history on this brand gets non-relevant and they do make this ***FLAGSHIP KILLER*** if ever..

    i do have my hopes high that one day doogee will make their suppossed F7 power-specs into the T3 body.

  22. Zealer
    May 27, 2016

    Shenzhen is a magical place, miracles happen every day.

    • Karly Johnston
      May 28, 2016

      Land of Spin

  23. Roberto Tomás
    May 27, 2016

    Nah I belive it, they are making a killing in tablet pcs and there s no promise that this is coming before 11.11

  24. Zealer
    May 28, 2016

    Shenzhen is a magical place, miracles happen every day.

    • Karly Johnston
      May 28, 2016

      Land of Spin

  25. Agie Prayoga Putra
    May 28, 2016

    wow just wow….

  26. Agie Prayoga Putra
    May 29, 2016

    wow just wow….

  27. Agie Prayoga Putra
    May 29, 2016

    wow just wow….

  28. David Košič
    May 29, 2016

    What’s the point of those specs if the ROM will start falling apart like in a month and half. Say what you want about oppo, one plus, Xiaomi and Huawei but at least their software does hold up with time.