The Oukitel K4000 that features a 4,000 mAh battery was launched last year. The smartphone was praised not only for its large-sized battery but also for its pure Android experience. The Chinese firm has launched a new Oukitel K4000 2016 edition that sports the same specs as the original model but features a Max UI interface.

The new Max UI brings a minimalist approach to the arrangement of apps. On the home screen, it features only 5 apps whereas the bottom portion of the display has three fixed apps.

Oukitel K4000 2016 The Max UI on the new Oukitel K4000 2016 brings a simple and convenient UI Photo: Oukitel

Users can easily add frequently used apps on the home screen. It also features 8 hot keys that can used as a speed dial for frequently accessed contacts. It brings along a huge dial pad that occupies 80 percent of the screen, Beta News reported. According to Oukitel, the 2016 K4000 is world’s smartphone to offer such a convenient user interface for daily use.

Most Chinese smartphones come with custom UI overlaid over the Android OS. For instance, Xiaomi uses MIUI and Huawei smartphones feature Emotion UI. The Oukitel K4000 was launched with near-stock Android Lollipop OS. Hence, it received positive reception from leading tech sites such as Neowin and Android Headlines.

To promote the Oukitel K4000 2016, the company will be selling it with a discounted price tag of $85 on GearBest with a GBK4000 coupon code from June 6 to June 30. The smartphone features a shatterproof display of 5 inches. The company has released a YouTube video that shows the toughness of the screen by using it as a hammer to drive nails on wood. The screen supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

It is a dual-SIM midrange smartphone that is powered by MediaTek MT6735P chipset and 2 GB of RAM. It comes with support for external storage and its native storage is of 16 GB. Its rear camera of 13-megapixel and its front-facing shooter is of 5-megapixel.