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Cubot’s Rainbow 2 May Be The Cheapest Dual-camera Phone Ever


2017 is shaping up to become the year of the dual-camera. Aside from high-end devices like the Mate 9 and the Zenfone Zoom, the dual-camera craze has now spread to the mid-range market via the GR5 2017. But aside from Starmobile’s aging Spectra, there hasn’t really been an affordable dual-camera phone to hit the market – not one that actually had dual cameras anyway.

That may be changing thanks to relatively minor Chinese player Cubot. Information about the company’s new Rainbow 2 smartphone has managed to reach us, and the phone looks promising. Front what we gather the device has a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras, set side-by-side much like the iPhone 7 Plus.

And just like most dual-camera smartphones, the secondary rear camera allows the Cubot 2 to apply software depth-of-field onto subjects it takes photos of. Other specs include a 5-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal, expandable storage, 5-megapixel front camera with selfie flash and Android Nougat. No chipset has been specified as of yet.

Best part is that the phone is expected to retail at around $60, or around 3K. Obviously the phone will never reach the PH, but Cubot has been known to provide smartphones to other brands to use before. There’s a high chance that other local brands may pick it up to be sold locally.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

2 Comments

  1. This phone is not worth $69. You can have a phone with better specs, like vkworld T6. It feature 2G RAM+16G ROM, MT6735 chipset, 3000mAh battery, 13MP+8MP camera…

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