Read the title. Now read it again. Yes, itshappening.gif and you better be ready for it. The CheetahPhone is officially a thing.
It has Clean Master installed.
It doesn't look like that image above, but I kind of wish it did. Actually we're not sure what it looks like just yet as the press release doesn't show any images. (Edit: here are the photos on Cubot's site, thanks Carlos David!)
Of course it will have Clean Master installed.
It'll cost 199EUR and go on sale on Amazon in European countries in the coming months and it actually has decent specs and runs Marshmallow.
It sure as hell will have Clean Master installed.
Now go read the press release for all the details.
No, reading the press release won't spontaneously install Clean Master on your phone.
Disclaimer: I'm not sure about that last statement. Proceed at your own risk.
Cheetah Mobile Partners With Cubot To Launch CheetahPhone
A new, super fast, smartphone debuts at Mobile World Congress 2016
LONDON, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile, maker of Clean Master and other popular mobile utility apps, has teamed up with CUBOT to launch CheetahPhone, its first branded mobile device.
Powered by Clean Master software, the sleek and powerful phone lasts up to 38% longer on a single charge compared to other phones running stock Android (5.1.1).
The CheetahPhone will be unveiled at Cheetah Mobile's Mobile World Congress booth (Hall 8, E9) on Tuesday, February 23rd between 16:00-17:00 (local time). It will be available to purchase on Amazon for EUR199, in all European Union countries in the coming months.
Cheetah Mobile's Clean Master app cleans junk files, optimizes the device's memory, manages installed apps, and provides complete protection against viruses to improve performance and increase battery life.
Inside the high-end device is an ARM 64-bit octa-core CPU (1.5GHz), 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage to handle all kinds of apps and rapid multitasking.
The phone measures 149 x 74.9 x 7.95 mm and comes in gold, rose gold, and space grey.
Other hardware features include: a 1920 x 1080 full HD screen for a crystal-clear picture, and a 13MP rear Samsung camera and 8MP front selfie camera for razor-sharp photos.
A fast fingerprint-recognition sensor is integrated into the rear of the device for secure, instantaneous unlocking.
The CheetahPhone packs a punch with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, 10GB of free and permanent cloud storage, CUBOT's personalized launcher, and CUBOT Gallery with Wi-Fi Transfer for quick image transfers between phones. It also comes pre-loaded with 50 exclusive Cheetah Phone HD wallpapers and themes.
"Cheetah Mobile's mission is to make the mobile experience speedier, safer, and simpler and CheetahPhone stays true to that," said Cheetah Mobile CEO Sheng Fu. "It's a pleasure to partner with CUBOT to make the CheetahPhone a reality and give users another option for their phone to move as fast as they do."
CUBOT's vice president, Richard Meng said, "Cheetah Mobile's software is known the world over for its ability to transform the performance of smartphones. By joining forces we've produced a Cheetah device that's optimized for beauty, speed, and endurance to create a sublime user experience."
CUBOT manufactures and markets premium-design smartphones, wearables and accessories that are high-performance, high quality, available at selected retailers including Amazon and ship with a 12-month warranty as standard.
Its smartphones are available in Europe, Africa, USA, South America, Saudi Arabia and Russia on GSM, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, and LTE (4G).
CUBOT is one of China's White Tigers - a fast-growing, high-growth challenger brand. CUBOT has a 500-strong development team across R&D, software, hardware, design, UX and customer service, based in Shenzhen, China.
About Cheetah Mobile
Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) is the world's leading mobile security and utility app developer. Its flagship products include Clean Master, the world's No. 1 cleaning app, and also CM Security, the world's top anti-virus and privacy protection app.
Cheetah Mobile is also one of the top three mobile game developers in the world, with its mobile game Piano Tiles 2 having reached the No. 1 ranking in more than 150 countries globally on both iOS and Android.
Its other mission-critical applications include Battery Doctor, CM Locker, Photo Grid, and more. In June 2015, Cheetah Mobile introduced the Cheetah Ad Platform to the global market.
As of September 30, 2015, Cheetah Mobile had approximately 1.942 billion global installations and 567 million global mobile monthly active users. Five of Cheetah Mobile's products have entered the top 40 in Google Play's global top app charts. For more information visit: www.cmcm.com