Red Bean smartphone takes on Xiaomi with amazing specifications and price

I find it hilarious that China smartphone brands simply loves to use food ingredients to brand their products. Lately, we came across a new brand “Red Bean” (紅豆).  Although it is not as known as the  XiaoMi (小米)or RedMi (紅米), this Red Bean (紅豆)smartphone’s specifications is impressive for it’s price. Retailing at SGD 154 online, it does receive positive reviews in discussion forums while some complained about the faulty units received.

It seems that they have stopped selling the older versions and replaced it with the CH-U5, a 5.5″ model at S$209 that comes with a free Ainol 7″ HD Tablet. It looks like a way better deal than the previous models since it has a larger screen.

The Redbean U5 offers a phenomenal 5.5 inch QHD touchscreen display, dual high resolution cameras, Android 4.4 and an ultrafast 1.3GHz Quad Core processor for a stunning smartphone experience.

The panoramic capable 8.0MP camera includes built-in flash and  smart adjustment options for pictures in stunning clarity and vibrant color.

With a superthin profile measuring just 7.0 mm, the beautifully thin, light and powerful Redbean U5 is yours to experience. The Redbean U5 is a truly powerhouse 3G smartphone but we’ve saved the most stunning feature for last:

[S$209.00][redbean]Special Deal: Buy Redbean CH-U5 (Quadcore) 5.5inch QHD IPS Gorilla Glass Screen | FREE one set of Ainol 7.0 inch HD Tablet | Limited set only (Export Set)



Its incredibly affordable price only at Qoo10. Come in two color, black and white

Support dual SIM Card


The panoramic capable Sony 8.0MP back camera includes built-in flash and smart adjustment options for pictures in stunning clarity and vibrant color. Front camera 5.0 MP good for selfie shot.

 Thin Profile size measure of 7mm, fashionable and easy to hold.



Basic Information

Brand: Redbean
OS: Android 4.4.3
CPU: MTK6582
Cores: Quad Core, Cortex-A7, 1.3GHz
GPU: Mali-400 MP
External memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)



WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet

Network type: GSM+WCDMA
Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 850/2100MHz
Support 3G : Yes
GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes



Screen type: Capacitive (5-Points)
Screen size: 5.5inch
Screen resolution: 960 x 540 (QHD)

Screen type: Gorrilla Glass



Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)

Back camera: Sony 8.0MP, with flash light and AF
Front camera: 5.0MP
Video recording: Yes




SIM Card Slot: One is micro SIM slot, Dual SIM, Dual Standby

TF Card Slot: Yes
Micro USB Slot: Yes
Audio Out Port : Yes (3.5mm audio out port)
Microphone: Supported
Speaker: Supported (3D Speakers)



Media Formats

Picture format: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG

Music format: MP3, WAV, AAC
Video format: 3GP, AVI, MP4
MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
Games: Android APK




Languages: afrikaans, bahasa lndonesia, bahasa melayu, Catala,Cestina,Dansk,English, Deutsch, Spanish, Filipino, French, Hrvatski, IsiZulu, Italiano, Kiswahili, Latviesu, Lietuviu, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk bokmal, Polish, Portugues, Romana, Rumantsch, Slovencina, Slovenscina, Suomi,Svenska,Turkish, Greek,Tagalog, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese



Additional Features

Additional Features: Browser, People, Wi-Fi, Gravity Sensing, 3G, Light Sensing, Video Call, Proximity Sensing, GPS, PTG, Genture Sensor





Package Contents

Cell Phone: 1

Battery: 1 x 2800mAh Battery
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
Earphones: 1
English Manual : 1




Product size: 156 x 78 x 7mm / 6.1 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches

Package size: 17.0 x 9.0 x 7.0 cm
Product weight: 0.12 kg
Package weight: 0.7 kg

[S$209.00][redbean]Special Deal: Buy Redbean CH-U5 (Quadcore) 5.5inch QHD IPS Gorilla Glass Screen | FREE one set of Ainol 7.0 inch HD Tablet | Limited set only (Export Set)


Standalone without the Ainol free tablet is at S$159


[S$159.00][redbean]New Arrival | Redbean CH-U5 5.5inch QHD IPS Gorilla Glass Screen |Quad Core Processor | Android 4.4 (Kitkat) | Support OTG and Gesture Sensor | Panoramic capable Sony 8.0MP Camera (export set)