At the beginning of October, Cubot presented the newest member of the KingKong series, the successor to the KingKong Mini 2 that we also tested, the King Kong Mini 3at. Sales will start on October 17, and the manufacturer is offering the small smartphone, which is said to perform four times better than its predecessor, at a discount.
The KingKong Mini 3 can be easily operated with one hand without changing gears. (source: Cubot) [+]
Global sales start at $119.99 via Cubot’s official AliExpress store, where the first hundred buyers can redeem an extra coupon to bring the price down to $109.99. And if someone wants to try their luck, they can do so here on the manufacturer’s own website, where you can sign up for the Cubot KingKong Mini 3 lottery in the form of a raffle.
(source: Cubot) [+]
The Cubot KingKong Mini 3 fits easily in a person’s pocket and palm. The device is equipped with a 4.5-inch qHD+ resolution (480 x 1170 pixels) IPS display, and the rubber-reinforced housing fulfills the IP65 water and dust protection criteria. It looks like a small (131 x 58.1 x 13.4 mm, 149 grams) but robust device, which is probably not afraid of drops, even though it does not have an official shockproof rating.
(source: Cubot) [+]
What’s new is that the KingKong Mini 3 has NFC, through which you can pay, and Google Wallet is the pre-installed target device for this. The system is Android 12, powered by an octa-core Helio G85 chip, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. We can record our adventures with a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with the phone, and the operating time is ensured by a 3000 mAh battery. In addition to Wi-Fi 5 (2.4 and 5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou systems are available for data connection. And, of course, there is B-20 LTE band support, and the phone accepts two nanoSIM cards at the same time.