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Polaroid introduces two new Android smartphones

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Polaroid introduces two new Android smartphones
Before Apple and Steve Jobs, before Microsoft and Bill Gates, there was Polaroid and Edward Land. Years before digital cameras and smartphones allowed photographers to instantly see a photo that was just snapped, Land's Polaroid Camera allowed users to take a photo and peel-off the finished picture in just 60 seconds. The first Polaroid Camera was launched in 1948. With the Polaroid Camera made obsolete by digital photography, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2001.

Last year at CES, the company introduced the Polaroid Selfie, an Android phone that featured a rotating camera similar to the Oppo N1. Legal issues apparently kept the phone from hitting the market as planned. Instead, Polaroid launched the Polaroid selfie stick instead. This year at CES, two new Polaroid branded handsets have been unveiled. Both are actually made by Southern Telecom, which licensed the famous name.

The Polaroid Power features a 6-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. An octa-core CPU is under the hood. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone, and a front-facing 8MP camera comes with a flash for selfies. The generator keeps humming thanks to a 3000mAh battery, and the phone is priced at $249.99. That's without having to affix your name to a two-year pact.

The Polaroid Snap offers three different variants with a 5-inch, 5.5-inch or 6-inch screen. Each display carries a 720 x 1280 resolution, and all three versions are powered by a quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM inside. 16GB of native storage is inside, and the camera combo weighs in at 13MP/5MP. There is a selfie flash for the front-facing camera. The price of the Snap ranges from $129.99 to $179.99, and is based on the screen size.

The Polaroid Snap and its three variants will be available starting next month, while the Polaroid Power will be released in the spring. Polaroid says more information pertaining to the handsets will be announced when the phones are closer to being launched.

source: Polaroid via Phonescoop

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posted on 06 Jan 2016, 21:59 3

1. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)

That Polaroid Power doesn't sound like too bad a deal, given the hardware it has and the screen size too.

Come to think of it, the Snap isn't too shabby for the price.

Love how we can have competitive handsets at affordable prices these days. I can only hope it keeps getting better.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 22:09

2. dimas (Posts: 2511; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

The design is so samsung s4 but since it's a middle class the specs are ok. I'm hoping polaroid will bounce back and have their own identity in phone camera world again just like samsung, sony, and lumia.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 22:25 1

3. warrenellis93 (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)

I hope these make it to boost mobile because they are selling junk at the same prices

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 08:52

5. DurTeeDee (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)

as a boost mobile salesman, I would hope something like this comes along to clear out the "junk" like alcatel, and ZTE

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 00:48 1

4. DirtyDan23 (Posts: 280; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)

Sure bud.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 05:46

6. ZacharyLewis (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2016)

Well Good luck to Polaroid! I want you to check out the new smartphone range by iDROID USA. Tango 2 and iDROID Majesty are the models that have been recently launched. They are incredible with lots of features. You better check out their official website.

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