After weeks of teasing, mobile phone maker Micromax today unveiled its ‘premium’ Dual 5 smartphone in India for Rs 24,999. Undoubtedly, the company has done its best to make every effort to present it as a complete smartphone. But discussions began shortly after the price was announced.
While many of us were scrutinizing the features, the camera, and the atypical pricing, some of our readers started tweeting about something we didn’t notice. Micromax’s newly released dual camera smartphone ‘borrowed’ not just one, but almost everything from the Qiku 360 Q5.
Qiku is a Chinese smartphone maker that stood out when it launched the Qiku Q Terra in India, which also has a dual camera. The company is also known for its 360 operating system, which comes with tons of customization options and added security built in.
The Qiku 360 Q5 comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. Under the hood, it runs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. It has 4GB of RAM and surprisingly 128GB of storage, which is considered to be one of the main selling points of the Micromax Dual 5.
For images, the Qiku 360 Q5 has a pair of 13+13MP cameras on the back and a 13MP front camera as well. Furthermore, it has similar modes and 4K video support just like the Dual 5. In addition, it has a 3200mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
If you don’t already know, the Micromax Dual 5 has the exact same hardware specs as the Qiku 360 Q5. If you’re wondering if it’s possible for two smartphones to come with the same specs, look for Qiku Q5 and combine the design elements from both smartphones.
In addition, the Qiku 360 Q5 also has a military-grade security chip and security features similar to the Dual 5. Now, when it comes to differentiating the two smartphones, the only difference you can find is the logo on the back and the price. .
At the start of the Dual 5 launch event, Micromax CEO Rahul Sharma gave a briefing on what the company has been doing for the past six months. No wonder it took them six months to rename a Chinese smartphone and call it ‘Made in India’.
We don’t blame Micromax for renaming the Qiku 360 Q5, but at least the company should have made the smartphone a little pocket-friendly.