Chinese company, QiKU, which is a joint venture between Qihoo 360 and Coolpad, has launched its F4 smartphone. The new QiKU F4 will be available in two variants with different RAM and storage - 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for CNY 599 (approximately Rs. 6,000), and 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage for CNY 799 (approximately Rs. 8,000).
The smartphone will be going on sale in China via flash sale model starting Friday. Unfortunately, there is no word on the global rollout of the smartphone as of now.
The biggest highlight of the QiKU F4 smartphone is it supports 4G LTE and also sports fingerprint scanner which is located at the rear panel of the device. The Chinese company touts that the fingerprint scanner can recognise a finger impression in 0.4 seconds.
The QiKU F4 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone and comes with hybrid SIM slot. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6753) processor. The QiKU F4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and PDAF, while there is a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera also on board. It supports expandable storage via microSD card via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Connectivity options on the QiKU F4 include 4G, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth 4.0. It also features sensors such as accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. A 2500mAh battery backs the QiKU F4 and the handset measures 142x77x9.3mm, foreign media reports.