Gigabyte readying affordable dual SIM droid for MWC
| by Karan Shah |
Motherboard manufacturers, Gigabyte, are introducing a new, affordable Android phone. Called the GSmart G1355, this smartphone is a dual SIM phone and not only that, it’s also got a large 4.3-inch WVGA screen. As reported by GSMArena, this phone is going to be a budget Android and it will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The phone will be powered by an 800 MHz CPU with 512 MB RAM and an Adreno 200 GPU. It will consist of the older Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset. As part of the specifications, the GSmart G1355 will have a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi b/g/n and a microSD card slot. The GSmart will be 11.5mm thick and will weigh around 170grams.
The GSmart G1355
From the image, it seems that the phone might have a proximity sensor. The large screen is a welcome addition as well. This dual SIM phone is slated to come by February end, but we don’t have any information about its pricing still. From what is available, the specs look quite average. The processor isn’t that quick, so we’re hoping it’s properly optimized for Gingerbread to run smoothly on a 4.3-inch screen. However, it’s important to note that it might just be the only one in its category to have dual SIM card slots and a screen size that big. Though the rest might not sound too impressive to some, we’re hoping that this phone is priced in the lower most category to justify those specifications. Also, we’re hoping it’s a dual SIM dual active phone and not a dual SIM dual standby phone. MWC is coming in February end as well, so there could be high chances that the phone will be launched during that time. In the lower budget category, we have a handful of dual SIM phones, like the Spice Mi-350n, the Mi-280, the Micromax A75. They’re currently the best ones to own in the below 10k category, but if the GSmart is priced similarly, it can be a tough competition with that larger screen. What do you guys think should the GSmart G1355 be priced at?
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