Updated 24 May, 2013, 1:56 pm IST
IFA 2012: Haier announces Android-powered smartphone, tablets
| by Ramkumar Iyer |
Ask anyone about Haier and you’ll probably get an answer about the Chinese company’s popular household appliances, not its smartphones. Well, that’s all going to change now, with Haier unveiling two Android tablets and a Galaxy Note-sized smartphone at the ongoing IFA 2012 conference.
The Haier Maxi Pad1012
The smartphone is called the Haier Phone Pad 5511 and has a 5.43-inch display with a resolution of 940 x 450 pixels. It has 4GB of storage, an 8 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, built-in GPS, and will run on Android. We currently do not know the version of Android the smartphone will run, but we hope Haier decides to ship it with Jelly Bean.
The Haier Phone Pad5511
Sony also came out with a few products including its flagship smartphone Xperia T, which has a 4.6-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, a 13 megapixel camera, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB RAM, and will run Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Sony also announced the Xperia Tablet S, which boasts of a 9.4-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, and is powered by a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It will feature an 8 megapixel rear camera as well as a 1 megapixel front-facing camera. Sony also announced two more devices the Xperia V and Xperia J.
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