Already in March 2017, in the Chinese market should appear Cubot Rainbow 2 – the cheapest smartphone with dual camera, stated price of which is going to be only … $60!
Until now, all the similar solutions in the market have been substantially more expensive, and they coasted at least not less than $ 100. What Cubot eventually is going to save on – still remains to be seen. The manufacturer promises that in there will be of a dual rear camera Cubot Rainbow 2, consisting of a basic module with a sensor resolution of 13 Mp and an additional – 2 Mp. This combination should work according to the principle, which was already familiar from HTC One M8, where the optional module was used for determining the depth of the area.
Thus, Cubot Rainbow 2 will be able to take pictures with the effect of ‘bokeh’ (blurring background details and clarity of the image of the object in focus). Among modern smartphones, this option got the greatest popularity with the release of the new Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The design of Cubot Rainbow 2 itself, in fact, has been mainly borrowed from the latter (which is not surprising for a “budget guy” of China with large claims). As for the front camera, it has a resolution of 5 Mp.
There is only one question – what kind of sensors are planned to be used by Chinese manufacturers, in order to sum it up in $ 60. Probably, it is a question of purely Chinese components with low cost, so there’s no chance to expect any decent image quality. Material of the body of this smartphone, according to the renders, will obviously be plastic with a glossy surface (i.e., will show the dirt easily, as well as collect the fingerprints). However, for this money even Chinese manufacturers will not make it out of metal. As for other features, the Cubot Rainbow 2 will get a yet not called chipset from MediaTek, 2 Gb RAM, a screen with the resolution of HD Ready (720 × 1280 pixels) and a diagonal of 5 inches, the battery capacity of 2350 mAh and a “stock” Android 7.0 Nougat “from box”.
In general, there no wonders in terms of digital photography can be expected from such a “budget guy” with dual camera. However, for the daily picture posting in social networks Rainbow 2, probably, will be suitable for all 100%. Who needs the quality and a “serious” dual camera – should take ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom or iPhone 7 Plus, or simply an SLR-camera.