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Cubot KingKong AX

Cubot KingKong AX
$169
Brand: Cubot
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.58 inches FHD+ screen
  • Camera 108MP Triple camera / 32MP front
  • Memory 12GB RAM with 256GB ROM
  • Platform Helio G99 CPU / Android 14
  • Battery 5100mAh / 33W charger

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

8.2
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 8 / 10

The KingKong AX is the upgraded model to the KingKong 9. Cubot said the newcomer is thinner and lighter while retaining the same toughness as its predecessor. Not just the toughness, but the Cubot KingKong AX will also retain the hardware specifications of its older brother.

These will include the Helio G99 CPU from MediaTek, up to 24GB RAM (12GB main + 12GB dynamic RAM), and a built-in storage of 256GB ROM, expandable up to 1TB. The device will also come with a 6.58-inch screen with a dewdrop notch on the head, as well as a 120Hz refresh rating.

The Cubot KingKong AX will also use a secondary watch-size screen on the rear, along with three camera lenses pioneered by a primary 108-megapixel primary sensor. It will also come with a 32-megapixel selfie sensor on the front, an NFC, a sided Fingerprint, and Bluetooth 5.2.

Remember the thinness and lightness we mentioned above? Well, to achieve that, the built-in battery got halved. Now, you are getting a 5100mAh battery, bringing the phone’s thickness and weight down to 12.7mm and 296 grams. from the 17.7mm and 390 grams of the previous model.

Since is it a rugged device built for outdoor folks, toughness certifications like IP68 & IP69K ratings still come standard. One notable update on the Cubot KingKong AX is the OS. Now you are getting Android 14 in place of the Android 13 OS that came with the previous model.

Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G Network Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) - SIM 1 and SIM 2
3G Network Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5( 850), 8(900)
4G Network Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 66
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

LAUNCH

Also Known As Cubot KingKong AX
Announced 2024, March 31
Status Available. Released 2024, April 14

BODY

Dimensions 172 x 81.6 x 12.7 mm
Weight 296 grams
Build Glass front
- IP68/IP69K
- MLT-STD-810
- Water, Dust and Shock resistance
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD touchscreen / 16M colors / 120Hz / 180Hz Sampling
Size 6.58-inches, (80.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (402 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 14
Chipset MediaTek Helio G99 (6 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MC2

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 12GB + 256GB
- Expandable RAM up to 12GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 1TB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 108MP, f/1.8, PDAF
Night: 20MP
Depth: 2 MP
Camera Features Autofocus / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Night shots / Dual-LED flash
Video Resolution 2K/1080p/720@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel
Camera Features FaceID / Autofocus
Video Resolution 1080p/720@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack,

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 5100mAh battery
- 33W charger

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Colors Black
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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