Vietnamese smartphone maker, Mobiistar, has entered the crowded Indian market with two new smartphones, the XQ Dual and CQ Dual. The smartphone joins the ranks of Oppo and Vivo that focus on selfie-centric audience, and the highlight of the Mobiistar XQ Dual is the dual front cameras for clicking standard and wide-angle selfies. The CQ Dual, on the other hand, comes with a single front camera of 13-megapixel resolution.
The XQ Dual is priced at Rs 7,999, whereas the CQ Dual is priced at Rs 4,999. Both smartphones will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting May 30 12:00PM onwards. At its price point, the CQ Dual will go heads on with the Redmi 5A, whereas the XQ Dual will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi 5.
Mobiistar XQ Dual specifications and features
While an increasing number of manufacturers are embracing full screen 18:9 displays, the Mobiistar XQ Dual features a 5.5-inch full HD screen with traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.4GHz. It is paired with Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. A hybrid slot is also present, allowing you to use two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM and one microSD card.
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In the photography department, you get a 13-megapixel rear snapper of aperture f/2.0 with dual tone LED flash. Up front is a dual camera setup comprising of a 13-megapixel primary sensor of aperture f/2.0, and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor of aperture f/2.2. The secondary sensor has a super wide angle view of 120-degrees. Mobiistar has also added face beauty mode, along with camera filters. An LED flash is also included to help you capture good photos in low-light.
Armed with a 3,000mAh battery, the smartphone comes with connectivity options such as Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support, GPS and Wi-Fi. Sadly, on the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and there is no word on whether or not it will be updated to Android Oreo.
Mobiistar CQ Dual specifications and features
The second smartphone, the CQ Dual, is an affordable offering from Mobiistar and it comes with a 5-inch HD display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. With an 8-megapixel rear camera, the smartphone comes with 13-megapixel selfie snapper. Armed with a 3,000mAh battery, the smartphone comes with connectivity options such as Bluetooth, GPS, 4G VoLTE and Wi-Fi.