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Marshall London: the smartphone for audiophiles

A new flagship Android smartphone is coming next month. And by “flagship,” when don’t mean the latest high-end specs that we’ve come to love from the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG. The upcoming Marshall London, while pretty a standard phone in several aspects, is a boon to music lovers.

Because, you see, the Marshall London features twin stereo jacks (i.e., connecting two headphones for you and a friend) and dual front-facing loudspeakers. While the rest of the phone is powered by a run-of-the-mill Snapdragon 410, a Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub takes care of sound processing. In other words: better sound quality. The Marshall brand is known for its amplifiers, speakers and headphones, and that means you can readily expect their first ever smartphone to be a remarkable music device.

Marshall London Specs

  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~312ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 149.4 x 74.7 x 9.8mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Li-Ion 2500mAh removable battery

Pre-orders have already begun at www.marshallheadphones.com. Actual release date is in August, with the official price put at 4,995 SEK (approx. Php26,100).

[Source: Marshall]

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