As you probably know, the general rule is: the better specs and features you want in a phone the more you will have to pay for it. Let’s face it – top quality and performance can be pretty costly today. There is one exception, though. If you want a smartphone packed full with goodies but can’t afford a high-end device from leading manufacturers you can always buy it from less known company, such as K Touch. The Chinese company has just announced a new phone that offers best specs at ultra affordable price. The Nibiru Mars One H1 will be up for grabs for just ¥998, which is an equivalent of $162, what makes it the cheapest octa-core phone on the market.
5-inch Nibiru Mars One H1 Android Smartphone
The phone’s long and somewhat unusual name refers to two planets – Nibiru (sorry to disappoint you but it doesn’t exist) and Mars (this one is real) which seems to suggest that the handset is out of this world. And in a way it is, because where on our planet can you find a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor in a phone priced at $162? Well, nowhere outside of China, obviously.
The chip aside, the Nibiru Mars One H1 has other features worth commenting on. For starters, we get a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display. Must admit that most companies that make cheap smartphones tend to stick to 720p screens in order to keep the cost low, but K Touch didn’t compromise in this area.
The handset also sports 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory as well as a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with wide-angle lens.
The phone comes with a set of usual connectivity features, however, don’t expect 4G LTE support. Well, such low price has to come from somewhere. As for the operating system, the device runs custom Nibiru ROM which is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
With it’s high-end spec and low price, the Nibiru Mars One H1 sounds like a smoking hot phone, however, like many cheap Chinese releases, it’s very unlikely that it will be available in the US, at least officially.