Xtouch X3, X3 Mini, Xtouch Ocean Get Introduced In Kenya

Xtouch X3

Xtouch X3This is the flagship device is indeed a looker announced on Friday 30th May in Nairobi, and at 6.99 mm also quite slim for the 5.5 inch frame. Xtouch X3 is the money maker for the Xtouch brand as it seeks to bring the assault to the high end smartphone with a mid range pricing.

It’s claim to fame is a world first hit at 1.5Ghz Mediatek Hexacore powered smartphone, it also has predefined smart gesture controls that you can operate from a lock screen.

For example, a gesture with the finger, up direction unlocks the device, gesturing down opens the camera, drawing a “C” on the idle screen opens the phone dialer app, gesture “O”opens the message app and gesture “e” takes you to the internet browser.

There is an explicit detailing at the back that says the phone was designed by TecSync and made in China. The design is quite well done and the absence of SIM card slots on the sides signifies that the device does have a removable back cover. The bezel too does it some justice while it also has physical menu controls below the screen. It comes with the below specs sheet:

  • 5.5 inch full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • 5 points capacitive touch
  • Hexacore processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz
  • Chipset: Mediatek MTK6591 Cortex A7
  • Mali-450 GPU
  • 16GB Internal storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP camera, 2MP front
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2050 mAh Lithium Ion battery, non-removable
  • Dual-SIM card
  • 802.11b/g wireless internet
  • microUSB, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 154 x 76.8 x 6.99mm dimensions
  • 154grams
  • Colour – white only

Price for this device is Kshs 32,000 and it should already be selling in the Kenyan shops.

Xtouch X3 mini

Xtouch X3 mini

Just like many mini versions of other phones, this X3 mini is quite minified. Coming at 4 inches compared to the bigger sibling at 5.5 inches, the X3 mini does indeed have mini specs, though the design is quite similar to the Xtouch X3. Below is the specs sheet:

  • 4 inch WVGA display at 800 x 480
  • 5 points capacitive touch screen
  • Dual-Core processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • Chipset: Mediatek Cortex A7
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front
  • 1450mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g wireless internet
  • Dual-SIm support
  • 122.88 x 64.22 x 10.23mm dimensions
  • 122grams
  • Colour: White

Price is at Kshs 8,700.

Xtouch Ocean

Xtouch Ocean

Xtouch Ocean is the baby in the smartphones range, by baby I mean it has quite a modest specs sheet with effects felt in internal storage, imaging and RAM. I know Google made Android Kitkat support devices with 256MB RAM but this is running Jelly Bean, so it remains to be seen how the device performs with 256MB RAM. Design is not similar to the other two and also unlike the X series, this one is minus a flash for the camera. Let’s delve into the specs sheet:

  • 3.5 inch HVGA display with 320 x 480 pixels
  • 2 points capacitive touch
  • Mediatek Dual core processor clocked at 1GHz
  • Cortex A7 chipset
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal storage plus a 4GB Transflash card
  • Supports upto 32GB expanded storage via MicroSD
  • 0.3MP camera, both rear and front
  • Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g wireless internet
  • Dual SIM card support
  • 1200mAh Lithium battery
  • 117 x 61 x 11mm
  • 111 grams
  • Colours: White and Black

Price is Kshs 6,500.