Polaroid is back in the smartphone business with two new Android phones

Polaroid Cosmo K - black

Polaroid Cosmo K - black


Polaroid, the US-based company best known for its instant film and cameras, has just announced two new Android smartphones and a tablet. Although it might be surprising for some, these are not Polaroid's first smartphones, but we haven't heard from the company for a long time.

The new Polaroid Cosmo K and Cosmo K Plus are part of a new smartphone series that the company is making available in Mexico. These are cheap smartphones equipped with MediaTek chipsets, unworthy of the Polaroid name.

But just for the kicks, let's just see what these low-budget smartphones have to offer in terms of specs. First off, the Cosmo K is the less-featured of the two and comes with a 5-inch HD (720p) display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a secondary 5-megapixel camera in the front.

Polaroid Cosmo K packs a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The phone is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box.

Polaroid Cosmo K - aqua

Polaroid Cosmo K - aqua



The slightly better Cosmo K Plus has a larger 5.5-inch display, but similar 13-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel secondary cameras. Also, the phone is equipped with the same 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage and 2,800 mAh battery.

The only thing that might set them apart from other low-budget smartphones would be the fact that they ship with two sleek silicone covers in the retail package. Polaroid has yet to announce any details about price and availability.

source: Polaroid

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11 Comments

1. Xilam unregistered

Some people may appreciate bezels, who knows.

2. hopper

Posts: 67; Member since: May 08, 2017

I just shot my leg with a gun that has a huge bezel.

3. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

I see 2 tables

4. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

No way that screen has a border that thick.

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Sony and HTC fans love this. Bezel are perfect for holding when gaming! LOL

6. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 277; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I thought those were tablets :|

7. tangbunna

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

mother of bazel

8. andynaija

Posts: 1252; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

two new Android phones *Tablets

9. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

1gb ram?pass....

10. zr2s10

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Wow. Why bother?

11. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yeah, my thoughts as well- even if Polaroid want to make a quick cash grab thy must know that they face some pretty tough competition in Mexico as sleeker design phones can be had for the same price. I mean this looks like a 2nd generation iPod touch or Zune device.

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