Yesterday, Xiaomi launched a crowdfunding campaign in which it announced a new smartphone, the Qin Multi Parent AI Assistant Phone (short name Qin AI Life). Previously, the company has already released a phone with Android OS, which was also positioned as a gadget for parents – Qin 1s. In the second generation, the company decided to abandon the buttons in the direction of the display with minimal frames. Nevertheless, the device has a distinguishing design and is offered in a multitude of attractive colors.
The Xiaomi QIN Multi-Parent AI Phone uses a 5.05-inch display with an aspect ratio of 22.5: 9. The thickness of the smartphone is only 8.6 mm, and the weight is 105 grams. The back panel is made of polycarbonate, and there is a 5-megapixel camera on it (the front one is not there). All buttons are focused on the right side. In addition to the power button and volume control, an independent button for launching an AI helper is also added. At the bottom is the Type-C port, and the smartphone is powered by a 2100 mAh battery.
In terms of dimensions and weight, the Xiaomi Qin smartphone measures 132.6 x 55.4 x 8.6 mm and tips the scale at a 105 g. The rear panel of the smartphone is made out of hard plastic and the users have the choice to opt for their favorite color out of four different vibrant options. The rear panel has a neat layout as it only houses the company branding and a single camera along with an LED flash.
In terms of the operating system, it runs on Go variant of Android 9.0. For readers who do not know, Android Go is a scaled-down variant of standard Android and it is purpose-built for devices with less powerful hardware. According to substandard Chinese translation, it can run a total of 6 applications including WeChat and has a customized UI which helps for easy navigation.
Why Qin AI Life is also focused on the student market. It has two built-in systems that can be switched by pressing a single button. Embedded software for students can be used to learn a language. In parental control mode, you can view smartphone usage time, talk time, real-time positioning and other information, as well as view a training report. The smartphone also supports fast alarm sending.
Other features include the presence of an infrared remote control for remote control of equipment and support for translation into 62 languages. The crowdfunding price of the Qin Multi Parent AI Assistant Phone is 499 yuan ($72).