Baidu Cloud phone launched as Changhong H5018 with 300GB storage

changhong h5018 (sina tech)

Chinese search giant Baidu has unveiled the first phone to run the latest iteration of its cloud-focused Android fork. It turns out that the device leaked last week is known as the Changhong H5018, a low-end device with a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 screen, a 650MHz processor, and a three-megapixel camera inside a 10.3mm-thick frame. What sets it apart is the new Baidu Cloud OS, which is based on Android 2.3 and comes with 300GB of storage, along with predictable customizations such as a Baidu search widget. You won't find the Google Play Store, of course, but Baidu has set up its own marketplace for apps and music. The phone costs 899 yuan (about $142) off-contract, and is compatible with both WCDMA and GSM SIM cards — just in case you want to pick one up the next time you're in China.


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