Last year, XIaomi crowdfunded the first feature phone for its QIN brand.
In July this year, the company crowdfunded QIN Multi-parent AI Assistant 2 smartphone under the same Youpin platform. It’s not a new smartphone rather an improved iteration of the previously launched feature phone dubbed Qin AI Assistant Pro (also called Qin AI Life).
Design and Display
The Qin Multi-parent AI Assistant Pro has a minimalistic design like all Xiaomi crowdfunded products. It features a stylish Google Pixel-like polycarbonate body and it looks a lot like the Pixel 2. It has the same thick bezel chin and a red accent on the power button.
As for the display, Qin Multi-parent AI Assistant Pro features a 5.05-inch display with 576×1440 resolution and a tall 22.5:9 aspect ratio. There is no fingerprint sensor or front camera on this phone.
Internal and Storage
It features an unknown octa-core processor topped with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard storage. Apart from this, it comes with an AI smart assistant and an infrared remote-control function with support for 12 categories and 100 brands including set-top boxes, ACs, TVs and other home appliances.
In terms of software, the Qin AI Life runs on Android Go which is a scaled-down variant of standard Android. The OS is specifically designed for smartphones with low-powered hardware.
The OS can run a total of 6 applications including WeChat and has a custom UI focused on easy navigation.
Since Qin AI Life is a feature phone, it has pretty basic camera specifications. At the back, the smartphone features an 8 MP single sensor shooter with an LED flash. Unfortunately, there is no selfie camera.
Battery and Pricing
The smartphone packs a 2100 mAh battery charged over a USB Type-C port with fast charging.
As for the pricing and availability, the phone will launch in China for CNY 500 or around $71.
Xiaomi Qin AI Assistant Pro Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Unknown
- Chipset: Unknown
- OS: Android 9 (Go variant)
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 5.05 inches, 576×1440 pixels resolution, 22.5:9 aspect ratio
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal: 32 GB
- Card slot: N/A
- Primary: 8 MP
- Secondary: No
- Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi
- Fingerprint scanner: No
- Battery: 2100 mAh
- Price: N/A