The Cubot King Kong 3 is the latest rugged phone coming from the Chinese maker that is set to be equipped with a 5.5-inch 18:9 display and the more recent MediaTek octa-core processor, the MT6763T (Helio P23) with a frequency of up to 2.5GHz. The smartphone then features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; meanwhile cameras include a 16.0MP plus 2.0MP rear dual setup and a 13.0MP shooter at the front. The King Kong 3 also packs an extra large 6000mAh battery and runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Given its better than usual specs (for a rugged phone) the company decided to compare to one of the leaders in the rugged industry – CAT, and their S60 phone. Let’s watch the video below.
Back to the King Kong 3 itself, other than being equipped with some rather good hardware compared to its predecessor, the King Kong 3 also comes with improved features. The smartphone is now completely waterproof, dustproof, drop-proof and its screen is much more scratch resistant. As far as rating goes, we have an IP68 certification which means it can be immersed for 30 minutes in 1.5 meters of water, or even in oil and mud.
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In order to make King Kong 3 more durable, CUBOT set up a new R&D team in 2017 and build the industrial structure of King Kong 3 with a 6-side anti-drop design. It can now be dropped from 1.5 meters instead of 1.2m in previous generations. At the same time, the King Kong 3 is now more suitable for uses in very harsh environments such as places with temps going from minus 30 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius. To top it off, the CUBOT King Kong 3 also supports global 4G bands, with the signal coverage going from the cold Antarctic and Arctic to the hot equator.
As for the date of listing, the King Kong 3 will be available in early October, with the company promising a “shocking price” and hinting at a “$1*9.99” price tag suggesting we may find a “5” or “6” replacing the “*”.
More info on the CUBOT King Kong 3 available on the official website.