Friday, July 17, 2015

Marshall announces a Amp inspired Android smartphone

If you are a guitar buff , the audio company Marshall is nothing new to you , with retro inspired Guitar amps and speakers the company slowly shifted to the mobile market with bluetooth speakers ,but now ,Marshall has officially launched a Lollipop based Android smartphone which echoes its retro amp design throughout the device . The phone - named Marshall London , is basically a Snapdragon 410 powered smartphone underneath , the display is 4.7" and it has a resolution of 720p , the phone has 2GB RAM , 16GB of onboard storage with MicroSD card expansion and a removable back cover which offers a 2500 mAh removable battery and access to sim and Sd card slots . The phone has a 8Mp rear camera and a LED flash , and it has a 2MP front camera along with two Audio jacks if you want to plug in two audio sets and it features a customizable Gold "M" button on top - which you can set in order to launch your favourite music app

 .The phone also has two stereo speakers - which Marshall says is the loudest ones on a smartphone , but that's to be proven , but what ever it , the audio quality will be impressive as the phone features a Wolfson WM8281 DAC amp , a gold scroll wheel at the side - which lets you control the volume and a bespoke DJ app , FLAC and other high quality formats are also supported here . The Marshall London smartphone retails for $499 - which is a high price to pay for such a device , but then again , the removable battery , the audio amp and the Creior designed chassis (which is a Finnish company that designed many famous Nokia's and Jolla smartphones) and removable battery makes this a good choice if you are into the world of music playing smartphones .

Specs at a glance 
*4.7" 720p IPS display ,Gorilla glass protection
*64bit Snapdragon 410 Soc ,2GB RAM
*16GB onboard storage +MicroSD expansion
*Dual Audio jacks , custom buttons , Wolfson DAC ,scroll wheel , front facing speakers ,LTE
*8MP rear camera with LED flash ,2MP front camera
*removable 2500 mAh battery
*Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
*$499 available in the UK and the rest of Europe starting on the 21st of August

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Engadget

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