Baidu, the Chinese search giant, has launched its first smartphone. Under the name of Changhong H5018, this phone has been manufactured by Foxconn and is powered by the platform moving Baidu, BaiduCloud.
The Changhong H5018 has a 3.5 inch touchscreen with 480 × 320 resolution, 3G connectivity and a three-megapixel camera. It is powered by a 650 MHz processor MTK6573, along with 100 GB of free storage in Wangpan, a Chinese service storage in the cloud.
BaiduCloud intelligent platform, which feeds the H5018, is a forked version of Android, which includes the main technologies Baidu cloud offerings. In addition to cloud storage, the H5018 will have access to location-based services, voice recognition, handwriting entries, and a range of applications in the cloud store Baidu. Baidu offers its Intelligent Cloud terminal functions as a platform over all operating systems, and plans to take your computer to Windows Phone and IOS.
With a price below 122 euros, the device will compete with low-cost phones manufactured by Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo and other Chinese companies.