Xiaomi crowdfunds a cheap Feature Phone with Wi-fi, 4G and real-time voice translation

ne quality for which Xiaomi is known globally is its premium but cheap smartphones as well as other products with similar features. The company’s smartphones are either flagship, mid-range or budget class models. Xiaomi doesn’t have a feature phone to its name just yet but has just launched one under the Youpin crowdfunding platform. The Qin1 isn’t just any feature phone instead, it comes with several other features which makes it look like a smartphone. Most spectacular is the artificial intelligence technology which enables the phone to offer real-time multi-lingual voice translation services.
The product is a third-party one which is shipped by Shenzhen Duojiao Technology Co., Ltd and is presently available for funding on Xiaomi Youpin for just 199 yuan ($29). It is expected to start shipping from September 15.
The Xiaomi crowdfunded feature phone is available in two models, Qin1 and Qin1s. Both models basically have the same designs but while the Qin1 is a 2G-only phone, the Qin1s is a 4G phone. That is in addition to having 2G and 3G support. Talking about the design, the featurephone packs a thin body which is just 8.5mm thick. The device is equipped with a compact 2.8-inch IPS screen having a resolution of 240x320pixels. The screen has a Corning Gorilla glass protection. You also get the same button arrangement found on most feature phones.
In addition, the phone comes with Dual SIM/ dual standby support, Wi-Fi, alarm clock, weather report and several other smart features. Moreover, the super feature phone has an IR blaster meaning it can be used as remote control for the TV, air-conditioner, set-top box, and other home gadgets. As stated earlier, the phone offers real-time AI translation with 17 languages supported. There is a built-in 1480mAh battery which can offer up to 15 days battery life on standby, 420 minutes of continuous voice call. The device uses a USB Type-C port and should be the first feature phone with a Type-C interface. It comes in White and Gray colours.

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