Qin, a subsidiary of Xiaomi, introduced a new smartphone – Qin 2 Pro. The devices of this brand are produced for the Youpin crowdfunding platform, they are experimental and are sold in a limited edition.
Qin 2 Pro received a 5-inch screen with a non-standard aspect ratio (22.5: 9) and relatively low resolution. The screen looks elongated, but due to the thin edges of the frame above and below it is almost not evident.
The Qin 2 Pro case is polycarbonate, without any frills, like a glass coating. There is no front camera at all, and the main camera is 8-megapixel (that’s nothing, the previous model had 5 megapixels).
The main emphasis in this smartphone is placed on the Xiaomi voice assistant, for the call of which a special button is provided on the case.
The manufacturer and model of the 8-core processor installed in Qin 2 Pro are not disclosed (MediaTek is most likely used), the RAM doubled – up to 2 GB, and the storage capacity remains at 32 GB.
The battery also does not shine with a capacity of 2100 mAh, but they did not save on the charging connector, it costs USB Type-C. The sound from the speakers is stereo. Also available is an infrared port for controlling household appliances.
Qin 2 Pro runs on Android Go. This version of Android is optimized for weak devices. In Android Go, the system is optimized for minimal resources (small amount of RAM, low storage space, low processor performance, low-resolution screen).
In addition, special versions of some Google applications (including YouTube and Gmail) with low resource consumption have been released for this operating system. Updated this year, Android Go is more productive than the version created on the basis of Android 9.0 Pie, and applications run 10% faster.
In addition, the operating system now implements Adiantum encryption protocol, which does not significantly affect the performance of the device.
Qin 2 Pro is the third device of the Qin brand. The first was a push-button telephone, and the second was a Qin 2 smartphone with the same design for 499 yuan (about 4.5 thousand rubles). How much the novelty will cost is still unknown, but it can be assumed that about the same or slightly more expensive.
A sale is taking place in the Russian online store Xiaomi, so almost all products are available at discounts. For example, the already inexpensive smartphone Redmi 7A can be bought for another 1,100 rubles cheaper – for only 6,390 rubles.