360 reveal two new flagships, both with independent security chips


360 q5

Gionee, you’re no longer the only company with a security-centric flagship, meet the new 360 Q5 and Q5 Plus smartphones.

We’re seeing Chinese phone makers start to pigeon hole their new smartphones by giving their models features weighing on a certain want for consumers. In the past this meant that there were audio-centric phones, performance centered phones and, of course, camera-centric phones.

For 2016 Gionee launched the first security flagship, a device that offered the same fingerprint hardware and similar security features on offer with all Chinese smartphone, but the added benefit of having an independent security chipset.

360 q5

Rivals 360 have gone on to do the same with their new Q5 and Q5 Plus smartphones, which mix powerful hardware with the usual flagship features, but the addition of a 3 layer security package. The security layers on offer in the new 360 phones include an independent security chip, SafeSwitch hardware-level secure and 360 OS software security. In theory this should make the new 360 range the most secure on the market.

360 aren’t daft though and haven’t just decided to rely on security as the major selling draw of their phones, but also give each device worthy components too.

360 q5

The 360 Q5 is the entry-level version with Snapdragon 652 chipset, 5.5-inch FHD display, 4GB RAM, 128GB emac 5.1 memory, 13 mega-pixel front camera and 2 x 13 mega-pixel rear, and 3200mAh battery pack.

On the other end of the spectrum is the Q5 Plus with larger 6-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 2.15Ghz Snapdragon 820 chipset, up to 6GB RAM (4GB RAM is available too), 128GB memory , dual 13 mega-pixel rear camera’s, front 13 mega-pixel and a large 3700mAh battery.

The standard edition 4GB RAM 128GB Q5 is priced at 1999 Yuan, which is very attractive even when compared to the new Redmi Pro. 2599 Yuan will get you the 4G RAM model of the Q5 Plus while 2799 Yuan gets the 6GB RAM version.

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17 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    August 23, 2016

    Nice flagship. Nice price.

  2. Nikos Dim
    August 23, 2016

    It is possible to have the official site?

  3. Rob
    August 23, 2016

    Any idea when these are going on sale? Need to order a 6″+ device in the next week and there aren’t really any high end ones available but this looks promising.

    • Charlles Costa
      August 24, 2016

      There is and I am using one now. The Huawei Mate 8.

      • Rob
        August 24, 2016

        Looked at that but only has a so-so camera and their horrific rom, plus it’s quite pricey for the spec. Looking at the Honor note 8, but worried by the 2k display with the weak GPU on the Kirin SoC. My favorite phone at the moment is the Nubia z11 max which I did order but the seller says it doesn’t come with Google services so I cancelled. The only other phone that interests me at the moment is the upcoming tango phone from Lenovo but that’s still a few weeks away from release.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 24, 2016

      if u somehow import ANY of 360’s phones , please share the exact method :p

  4. Aeonia
    August 24, 2016

    Really @Andi? More than half of your site’s users are native English speakers and you can’t be bothered to translate Yuan to dollars after all this years?

  5. realjjj
    August 24, 2016

    Garbage Pentile displays and surprisingly high prices.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 24, 2016

      dat price is amazing tho … watcha talking about !

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 24, 2016

      btw yesterday was my birthday

  6. GizGuest
    August 24, 2016

    I can imagine that the security will be watered down at the pleasure of the CCP. Add this to the fact that no phone is truly secure without point-to-point encryption messaging, which will land your company in trouble China, this is just lipstick on a pig.

  7. August 24, 2016

    I’m certainly interested in the larger Q5 Plus model with 4GB RAM. Good price I have to say.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    August 24, 2016

    waiting for reajjj to…

    oh he’s ALREADY here

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    August 24, 2016

    waiting for @realjjj:disqus to …

    oh he’s already here

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    August 24, 2016

    great phones … i always like 360 for their pricing !

    I WANT ONE !

  11. Assefa Hanson
    August 24, 2016

    the camera is good from the reviews ive seen