AI-powered Qin featurephones launched under Xiaomi's crowdfunding platform

AI-powered Qin featurephones launched under Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform

Update 08/08/2018: Post was edited to reflect a correction in the information of the manufacturer.

Shenzhen Duoqin Technology Co., Ltd., under Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform, just launched a new series of featurephones dubbed Qin. It is, as mentioned earlier, a crowdfunded series and as of today, pre-orders total almost CNY6.5 million.


There are currently two featurephones in the series — the Qin 1 and 1s. Both phones have similar external structures as they come with 2.8-inch screens with a resolution of 240 x 320 along with a keypad that’s all tucked into a 132 x 53.8 x 8.5mm body. Both sports Xiaomi’s Xiao AI voice assistant, dual slots for micro SIMs and USB Type-C charging ports. Surprisingly, both devices also have no rear or front cameras and audio ports.

As for specs, the Qin 1 packs a MediaTek MT6260A chipset, 8MB of RAM, 16MB of storage, and WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. It runs on the Nucleus OS and comes with a 1,480mAh battery. The Qin 1s, on the other hand, packs a Spreadtrum SC9820 chipset, 256MB RAM, 512MB storage, VoLTE, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It runs on the MOCOR5 OS and comes with the same 1,480mAh battery.

Qin 1 Specifications

  • 2.8-inch 240 x 320 screen
  • MediaTek MT6260A single-core processor
  • 8MB RAM
  • 16MB storage
  • Dual SIM (micro)
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • Nucleus OS
  • 1,480mAh battery
  • Black, White

Qin 1s Specifications

  • 2.8-inch 240 x 320 screen
  • Spreadtrum SC9820 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB storage
  • Dual SIM (micro)
  • VoLTE
  • GPS
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • 1,480mAh battery
  • Black, White

Both devices are priced at CNY 199 (~Php 1,546) and will begin shipping on September 15. The pre-order page can be found here.

Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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3 Responses

  1. Winston Sevills says:

    Please update Qin 1s spec in the article so that it is align in the spec details below. :) i was shock when i read it so i’m interested on getting to know win 1s more but disappointed because it was a misinform specs as i read the full
    details. :) nice article though. Cheers!

    • Zen Estacio says:

      Whoa there! You’re right, thanks for pointing that out. We’ve edited the article.:)

  2. uri benamer says:

    im having a hard time using the phone. hirap mag text. hindi ko ma turn off ung predictive text at chinese character

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