DigiCube Z8 rebranded as EKING S515 XP phone
The Atom-powered DigiCube Z8 MID phone may have gotten some attention at IDF last week, but it’s the rebranded and higher spec’d EKING S515 that will most likely beat it to market.
Due for launch next month in China, the S515 will pack a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z515 CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G into its 14.8-ounce bodies painted in pink, black, and white. Rounding out the XP/Linux-running MID phone’s features are a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen, silver QWERTY keyboard, 0.3MP webcam, and compatibility with China Telecom CDMA2000, China Mobile TD-SCDMA, and China Unicom’s WCDMA 3G networks.
None of the promo images (below) show the device being used as a phone, but they give you an idea of its size and make it obvious that the S515 isn’t designed to be held against your cheek while chatting. Whether we’ll ever see this outside of China and how much it would cost us are unknown, but it looks like we’ll find out soon.