Young upstarts like the Chinese smartphone maker Oukitel are extremely eager to deliver products featuring attractive features at a minimal price point.
In the past few months Oukitel has been busy unleashing a myriad of devices on the market in the hopes of getting customers’ attention. The latest arrival, the U15S is now available for pre-sale for $159.99. However, if you want to wait, you’ll be pleased to know that GearBest is already hosting a flash sale for the device, offering it for $139.99 for a limited time.
Oukitel’s new U15S looks very much akin to the iPhone, except it costs so much less. If you’re wondering about the specifications this super-affordable handset brings to the table, let us tell you the US15S makes a debut with a 5.5-inch SHARP display with 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution and 5-point multi-touch.
The device features a MediaTek MTK6750T Cortex A53 octa-core 64-bit chipset under the hood combined with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (microSD card slot available for expansion to 128GB).
The U15S takes advantage of a 13MP Panasonic back camera plus a 5MP selfie snapper. It’s not the most advanced camera combo, but given that this is a mid-range handset the options provided are pretty decent.
However, the variant sold on GearBest features a 16MP Panasonic main camera plus an 8MP OV secondary shooter.
The handset takes advantage of a 2,450 mAh SCUD high density battery which should ensure the phone can support a pretty decent life cycle.
The phone includes a fingerprint sensor located on the back and ships out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although and Android 7.0 Nougat update is expected to be rolled out at some point.
Oukitel calls the U15S a main trend flagship model and truth be told, the phone could make for an excellent starter phone. The device features a super thin aircraft aluminum metal alloy body which makes it quite pretty to look at. It’s sold in Champagne Gold or Space Gray (another strong iPhone reference).