Dual camera for everybody! Oukitel outs the budget-friendly U20 Plus
Oukitel is on a roll, outing one bargain-priced midranger after the next. Just last week, we saw the U15S — a metal-clad handset with some pretty respectable specs and features for its $150 price-tag. Now, we have the Oukitel U20 Plus — a new phablet on the Android scene with a dual camera, lower-midrange specs, and quite the inviting price.
So, first things first, the U20 Plus has a polycarbonate body with curvy sides for ergonomics and rounded-off corners of the glass panel for beautiful looks. On the front, there's a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 display with an IPS panel made by Sharp. On the back, we have a fingerprint scanner, which also doubles as a gesture control pad — you can tap or longpress on it and have the phone take a photo, return to the home screen, play or pause music, and other pre-selected functions.
The SoC that hums under the hood is MediaTek's MT6737T — a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz. It hovers around the range of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 and 415. Oukitel deliberately chose the MT6737T as a low-cost solution, which can support the phone's dual-camera module. Moving on, we have 2 GB of RAM and a 16 GB memory chip on board, which can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128 GB. The battery in the trunk is a SCUD-made 3,300 mAh cell, so it should last quite a bit, provided the software is optimized.
On to the important question — why does this phone have a dual camera and how does it use it? Well, the Oukitel U20 Plus' main sensor is a 13 MP Sony IMX135, but it's assisted by a secondary one — a 0.3 MP sensor, which is only used to collect image data like distance, depth, and light. Using this, Oukitel's software algorithms should deliver quality photographs and will also give you post-processing options for bokeh focus effects, which is always cool.
On the front, we have a 5 MP selfie snapper, which the phone's software can use for 8 MP interpolated photos, if you insist on higher-res images of your mug.
The Oukitel U20 Plus is currently up for pre-sale in two colors — Space Grey and Champagne Gold — at GearBest. This week, a special flash sale will take place, where the price for the first 100 units will be $89.99, and the next 100 — $99.99. Then, it will rise back up to $129.99, which is still pretty much a bargain. Of course, keep in mind any possible shipping and import taxes, depending on where you live. As always, when buying a handset online, do check if it is compatible with the bands that your carrier provides mobile service over. The Oukitel U20 Plus works on:
- 3G: 900/2100MHz
- 4G: 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
If that's all fine and dandy with you and you want to pick one of these dual-cam beasts up, follow the link below!