Cubot R9 Specs and Price

Cubot R9 Smartphone
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Described as ‘ultra-thin,’ the Cubot R9 is a phone you might want to check out when in the market for a good looking device with decent specs. Cubot R9 sports a 5-inch IPS display, a quad-core processor and, somehow, manages to squeeze in a fingerprint scanner.

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Cubot R9 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.0-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi)
  • 1.3GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6580 with 2GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 16GB Built-in Storage, up to 32GB card
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3G Data and Wi-Fi
  • 2600 mAh Removable Battery

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Design and Display

At this price, you cannot complain about the looks of the Cubot R9. It has a relatively slim body. At 7.85 mm, you may be a bit surprised that its maker deems it ‘ultra-thin.’ It actually ranks among the slimmer devices from the company. You can get it in gold, black and starry blue colours.

Cubot R9 features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. A pixel density of 294 ppi promises sharp, colourful images. You can expect decent wide-angle viewing from the IPS panel.

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Camera and Storage

The primary camera is a 13MP unit with 4P lens and f/2.4 aperture. This has bright LED flash and autofocus for respectable shots. The 5MP snapper on the front also offers soft LED flash for good quality selfies.

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Internal storage of 16GB capacity isn’t too poor for keeping your photos and music. If you will be having large files, such as movies, you can add a microSD card with a capacity of up to 32GB to your Cubot R9 smartphone.

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Performance and OS

With a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 chip under the hood, the Cubot R9 doesn’t look like one to blow you away. But it should do better than some of its rivals, with 2 GB of RAM available. An ARM Mali-400 MP GPU covers the gaming front. The Cubot R9 boots Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, which is just about what you can realistically expect.

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Other Specs and Features

Juice comes from a 2,600mAh Polymer battery – you will be able to replace this when the need arises. There is no 4G LTE on the dual-SIM device, but you cannot really complain about that. Connectivity features include High Speed MicroUSB, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.

Perhaps, the most impressive is that the Cubot R9 comes with a fingerprint scanner that unlocks in just 0.1s, according to its maker.

Pricing and Availability

Cubot R9 is not officially available in Nigeria and Kenya, but you can buy the smartphone from International third party sellers at Jumia for both countries. Price starts at $87.99 at Gearbest. When available, you can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in your country. Cubot R9 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 23,500 Naira to 35,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

Cubot R9 Specs

Here are the specs of the Cubot R9 Smartphone:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor (Mediatek MT6580)
  • GPU: Mali-400
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Starry Blue, Gold
  • Dimension: 144 x 72 x 7.85 mm
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: SIM1: Micro SIM, SIM2: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.0-inch Touch Display, 720 x 180 pixels (293 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Curved 2.5D Glass


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera, LED Flash


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, micro-USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery (Removable)
  • Standby Time:
  • Video Play:
  • Talktime:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Cubot R9 Specs and Price was written by NaijaTechGuide Team. The article was last modified: February 19th, 2020

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