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).