Cubot Nova
Cubot Nova

Cubot Nova a bezel-less beauty that has been launched quietly by the OEM on its website. The Nova smartphone is an affordable smartphone that packs 3GB RAM and runs on the latest operating system Android 8.1 Oreo.

Cubot Nova
Cubot Nova

Cubot is really enjoying making these bezel-less beauties. But it seems the Cubot Nova is the cheapest of the clan. The bezel-less display the Cubot Nova exudes is absolutely noteworthy. Without further ado, meet the Cubot Nova.

Design:

Definitely one of the few budget smartphones with a classic feel, it’s aluminium alloy and polycarbonate mix body should be a pleasure to hold. However, even with a touch of polycarbonate the device isn’t water resistant. The dual antenna lines that connects by the sides also adds to the beauty of the device.

Cubot Nova Design
Cubot Nova Design

At the top middle, we can see the rear camera, LED flash and fingerprint scanner, all in a vertical position. The sides of the device clocked 8mm in thickness, while the entire smartphone weighs 170g. It was unveiled in Black and Gray colors, no words if other colors would be rolled out as well.

Display:

Cubot isn’t new with this bezel-less trend, the Cubot Power with a massive 6000mAh battery is bezel-less, while the Cubot P20 comes with a notch. Nonetheless, the Cubot Nova has no side bezels and narrow forehead and chin as well.

Cubot Nova Display
Cubot Nova Display

The 5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is not just border-less but displays impressive visuals. Boasting of 1440 x 720 pixels in dimension and 293 pixel per inch density, the screen also stretches up to 78% screen to body ratio.

Hardware and Software:

Working underneath is the Qaud-Core MediaTek MT6739 a 64-bit SoC. The 4-Cores of processor here runs at the standard speed of 1.3GHz with 28nm process technology. Handling graphics is the PowerVR GE8100 graphics processor which clocks at 570MHz.

There’s a bigger 3GB RAM space available here for multitasking due to the Oreo operating system. The RAM boasts of a memory speed of 667MHz. In the storage department, there’s a 16GB internal storage space available on the device. Nonetheless, you can upgrade up to 128GB using a memory card.

Camera:

The 13MP rear camera has f/2.2 aperture and 5P Lens capturing photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension. The camera comes with all the usual features and a LED flash for photographs in low light. Record videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second with the device. For selfies, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture as well for your daily selfies.

Battery:

Powering the Cubot Nova is a 2800mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with no fast charging technology. Even without the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 2.3 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

Cubot Nova Design
Cubot Nova Design

Cubot Nova Full Specifications:

Network:

2G Network 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE : 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 /2600 MHz
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design:

Type Aluminium Alloy + Polycarbonate
Dimensions 156 mm x 76 mm x 8 mm
Weight 170g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Gray

Display

Display Type HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5-inch
Resolution 1440 x 720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 293ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 78%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera:

13MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED
8MP

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
Modified
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware:

MediaTek MT6739
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz
GPU PowerVR GE8100
3GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Yes, up to 128GB
Fingerprint scanner (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity:

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Identification No
No

Battery:

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2800mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes

Additional Features:

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer