Cubot X9: Eight Cores at $150

A recent model from Cubot is the Cubot X9: A 6.9mm-thin 3G phone, featuring a MediaTek SoC and HotKnot technology.

…certain reports claiming a quad core GPU

The X9 will have an energy-efficient MT6592M for the chipset, whose processor will be clocked at 1.4GHz. The GPU is the accompanying Mali-450 MP, with certain reports claiming a quad core GPU.


The phone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM capacity, which is expandable with up to 64GB sized microSD cards. It accpets two SIMs on Dual Standby mode. Network connectivity extends from 2G to 3G, with WCDMA 900/2100MHz frequency bands.


The screen is sized at 5.0 inches with 720p resolution, OGS display. The main camera has a Sony stacked CMOS sensor capable of up to 13MP resolution shots. The secondary camera is specced at 5MP resolution, interpolated to 8MP, with an 88ᵒ wide-angle lens.

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A 2200mAH battery is implemented to supply power to the phone.

The Cubot X9 is available at $149.99 during the current pre-sale period.

The full specifications are in the table below.


Cubot X9

Network 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
Sim Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby (One Micro SIM, One Micro SD/Nano Sim)
Service Provide Unlocked
Style Bar
Color Golden
Shell Material Plastic


OS Android 4.4.2
CPU MTK6592M,Octa-Core, 1.4GHz


Display Size 5.0 Inch
Type IPS, touch screen
Resolution HD,1280x 720 pixels
Screen Color 16000K Colors

Support Format

Ringtones Type Polyphonic/MP3
Audio File Format MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
Video File Format 3GP/MPEG4
Image File Format JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF
E-book Format TXT/CHM/DOC/HTML
FM Radio Yes, earphone needed
Earphone Port 3.5mm
Card Extend Support TF card up to 64GB extended

Data Transfer & Connectivity

Data transfer OTG/USB/Bluetooth4.0/HotKnot
Mobile internet WAP/WIFI


Camera/Picture Resolution Dual Cameras, front camera 5.0MP+88 degrees wide angle camera(interpolated 8.0MP), back camera 8.0MP (interpolated 13.0MP)with 1A LED flashlights
Language Japanese,Traditional/Simplified Chinese,Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu,Catala, Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch,English, Espanol,Filipino,France, Hrvatski,Italiano,Magyar, Nederlands, Polski, Portugues, Romana, Slovenscina,Suomi, Svenska, Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian,

Ukrainian, Hebrew, Arabic,  Hindi, Bengali, HindiThai, Korean.

Phonebook 500
Message SMS/MMS
Input Handwrite/Keypad
GPS Yes, built in, also support A-GPS
With EPO assistance to speed up postioning
WIFI Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Gravity Sensor Yes
Multi-Touch Yes , 5 point touch
Dimensions 143.5 * 72.5 * 6.9mm
Net Weight(Including battery) 124g
Standby Time About 2~3 days
Other Feature 3G, WIFI, GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email, Messaging, wallpapers, calendar,calculator, clock, camera, tethering & portable hotspot, etc

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