Xiaomi Crowdfunds a Gameboy-like Phone for Kids

Over the past few years, Xiaomi has dedicated a fraction of its product lineup to gadgets for kids. The company has been launching products like kid’s specific smartwatches with cameras and reasonable drawing tablets for years.

This time, the Chinese tech giant is crowdfunding a new Gameboy lookalike phone dubbed the Qin Ai phone for kids.


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Design and Display

The smartphone looks like the age old handheld Gameboy. Instead of the typical buttons, it comes with a D-pad for navigation and two buttons. One for selecting an item on the menu and the other for exiting the current window. It is being offered in two color options — Pink and White.

The Qin AI phone is built around a display with 240 x 240 pixels screen resolution. The exact size of the display is not mentioned.

Internals

Xiaomi has not revealed the SoC and storage information of the phone. However, it does come with support for 4G eSIM that allows the child to make calls to pre-defined numbers and connect to data. It also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2 as well as GPS.

Apart from this, other basic phone features such as messaging, alarm, and others are also available.


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The phone is currently being crowdfunded on the Youpin platform for $57.



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