Gigabyte unveils a trio of new affordable GSmart phones, they probably won't break your bank1
Gigabyte, a Taiwan-based tech manufacturer that is mostly known for making motherboards, graphics cards, and other hardware components for PCs, but is no stranger to the smartphone market just unveiled three new 5" Android handsets, namely the Gsmart Guru GX, the Mika MX, and the Roma RX.
The mid-range offering, the GSmart Mika MX, comes with a 5" display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels, a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset running at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP camera at the back and a 2MP one at the front.
For starters, the best-spec'd of the three, the GSmart Guru GX, is endowed with a modestly-sized 5" display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip humming at 1.5GHz, complemented by some 2GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage, a microSD card slot, a 2,300mah battery at the back, as well as a 13MP camera with a Sony Exmor sensor at the back and a 5MP shooter at the front. Powering the whole shebang is Android 4.4 KitKat.
We have some 8GB of native storage, once again expandable via a microSD card, two SIM card slots, and interestingly enough, a 3,000mAh battery at the back, which is probably the main culprit for the weight of 165gr. This GSmart is also LTE-enabled and runs on KitKat.
The lowest-positioned entrant, the Roma RX, sports a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480x854 pixels. It's the only one to be powered by a MediaTek SoC, namely the MediaTek MT6582 running at 1.3GHz, complemented by the underwhelming amount of 512MB of RAM, 4GB of native storage, and a microSD card slot. At the back, we can find a 5MP camera, whereas the front is graced by a VGA one. The battery of this one is a 2,000mAh one.
The GSmart Mika MX and the Roma RX will be launched this Feburary, followed by the GUru GX, which is scheduled to arrive in March. Gigabyte keeps mum on the price, but given the company's track record of making low-cost phones, we suspect that this will be relatively affordable.