Smartphones can complete a dizzying array of tasks, but they arguably have one weakness when compared to the feature phones of old: fragility.
Chinese phonemaker Oukitel is trying to address that constant source of woe as it promotes its new Android-powered U7 Pro smartphone. The Shenzen-based company on Tuesday released a video showing the resilience of the phone's screen. In it, you can see the U7 Pro being used as a cutting board, miraculously emerging without a scratch after various vegetables were sliced and diced atop it.
Many smartphone users have found high-tech devices a little too delicate for comfort, with a drilling through its K4000 series smartphone to prove that the phone could still work with a hole in it.that as many as a quarter of iPhone owners were using a unit with a broken screen. Oukitel, however, seems to enjoy abusing its devices in graphic public demonstrations, in September
For non-culinary endeavours, the U7 Pro is a fairly basic smartphone. It has a 5.5-inch display with a HD resolution of 1,280x720 pixels, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8GB of internal storage. The device is powered by a meagre 1GB of RAM and a 1.3GHz, quad-core MediaTek processor.
It does, however, come equipped with a projector, rather like the quirkyseries, which is likely where the "Pro" in U7 Pro's comes from.
Another strength is its price, with Oukitel promoting the phone as the most cost-effective 5.5-inch smartphone. The U7 Pro is being sold at $70, which equates to AU$100 or £45, though US, UK and Australian availability has yet to be announced.