Xiaomi has brought a couple of new feature phones called Qin1 and Qin1s which is said to be cheap to afford. The smartphones was launched under the Youpin crowdfunding platform. Unlike a traditional feature phone that comes with basic telephony and messaging support, Xiaomi’s Qin1 and Qin1s offer advanced features, including real-time multi-lingual voice translation support that is backed by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
For the specifications and features, Xiaomi has provided a real-time translation feature as the USP on the Qin1 and Qin1s that supports as many as 17 languages. The phones are touted to offer machine learning-based translations. Also, there is a built-in infrared (IR) blaster that transforms the phone into a universal remote and enables the controlling of TVs, air-conditioners, set-top boxes, and other home devices. The handset also has a USB Type-C port.
The Xiaomi Qin1 and Qin1s both have a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) IPS display and pack a 1480mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 15 days of standby time or 420 minutes of talk time on a single charge. Unlike smartphones that commonly found with touchscreen support, the Xiaomi phones have a T9 keypad for inputs along with a D-Pad for navigating menu options. The feature phones also have an alarm clock and weather report functionality. However, both are measure 132×53.8×8.5mm.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Qin1 runs Nucleus and is powered by a dual-core MediaTek MT6260A SoC, coupled with 8MB of RAM and 16MB of onboard storage. The handset has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, and a USB Type-C port on the connectivity front.
The Qin1s comes with 4G variant, also, runs Android-based MOCOR5 and has a dual-core Spreadtrum SC9820E SoC, paired with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of storage. The phone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C.
- Display: 2.80-inch
- Processor: dual-core
- Resolution: 240×320 pixels
- RAM: 256MB/ 8MB
- Storage: 512MB/ 16MB
- Battery Capacity: 1480mAh
Xiaomi qin1 & Qin1s full specifications
Release date: August 2018
Form factor: Bar
Dimensions (mm): 132.00 x 53.80 x 8.50
Battery capacity (mAh): 1480
Removable battery: No
Colours: Black, White
Screen size (inches): 2.80
Resolution: 240×320 pixels
Processor make: Spreadtrum SC9820E/ MediaTek MT6260A
RAM: 256MB/ 8MB
Internal storage: 512MB/ 16MB
Expandable storage: No
Bluetooth: Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes/No
Xiaomi Qin1 and Qin1s Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Qin1 and Qin1s are currently on pre-orders on Youpin in China at CNY 199 (roughly N10,000), while their shipments will begin from September 15.