By Katie Nelson
The new MeituKiss cell phone, launched by the same developer behind well known Chinese camera app Meitu Xiuxiu, is trying to be “a girl’s best friend,” according to Engadget. Take a gander.
The phone touts two 8 megapixel f/2.2 cameras – one on the front and one on the back – featuring face beautification image technology to assist in optimal self-portrait, AKA selfie, execution. But who cares about how it functions or if it works because it comes in pink! Am I right ladies?
Onward. Here are some pictures of the cell phone relevantly propped aside a frosted cake and some scattered rose petals.
Slender and delicate, just as society says a phone should be.
MeituKiss phones at home among doilies.
According to Engadget:
For CN¥2,199 or about $360, the rest of the specs aren’t too shabby, either. The 9.3mm-thick phone comes with a 4.5-inch, 720p gapless IPS display, a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 SoC, a removable 1,800mAh battery, 8GB of built-in storage and microSD expansion. As for radios, you get the usual WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0, but there’s only WCDMA 2100 for 3G.
According to Forbes, women in China are steadily becoming a more influential force within the country’s buying market. In 2009 alone, “China’s overall retail sales rose 15% in the first half of [the] year, and that growth was driven in large part by women under the age of 35…Chinese women are spending more than ever before, but they have also shifted their habits to become less frivolous and impulsive.”
So, ladies of China (and gentlemen for that matter): are you intrigued? Or is it just another company’s attempt, as feminist blog Jezebel describes it, at marketing “‘girly’ garbage toward women, which causes women to buy it, which causes other women to think they want it too,” perpetuating developers’ and marketers’ “belief that women are incompetent, superficial fools”?
Well don’t ask me, I’m just a girl.