The Disney Magic 1 is no Mickey Mouse handset
posted by Alan F. / Aug 10, 2013, 12:31 PM
Disney has allowed some of its magic to seep out and touch the smartphone industry. The very first Disney smartphone has been introduced in China called the Disney Magic 1 with a model number of M007. Done up in pink, the Magic 1 is counting on the Disney name to capture sales. The phone offer a 4.5 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 and is driven by a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage aboard. The handset has both an 8MP rear-facing snapper and a 2MP front-facing camera. The magic doesn't last forever though, as the battery inside the unit has a 1700mAh capacity.
The Disney Magic 1 is offered by DisneyMobile and can be purchased from Chinese website JD.com for 1999 RMB ($325). While the handset is the first Disney produced smartphone, back in 2006 the Disney D100 featurephone received two thumbs up from the FCC. The quad-band GSM model was sold in South Africa and Europe. Back then, some might have felt that skipping the U.S. was a goofy thing for DisneyMobile to do.
The Disney Magic 1 is powered by Android 4.2.1, offers GSM connectivity and also supports China Mobile's proprietary TD-SCDMA pipeline.
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source: JD.com (translated) via GSMInsider
Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013
The design of the phone is nice, but once i saw Mediatek, no go. Pass.
posted on Aug 10, 2013, 2:01 PM 1
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Mediatek + 1gb ram = typical slow/laggy chinese phone. The newer mediateks you will see next year will actually be good.
posted on Aug 10, 2013, 2:59 PM 1
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Slow/Laggy? Has any of you people even tried playing with a Phone equiped with a Quadcore mediatek SoC? Truth is my current phone is only equiped with a Dual Core Mediatek Soc + Android 4.1 and this thing runs smooth as butter. Seems like some of you here are just spewing BS in every PA articles. Sheesh kids these days. . .
posted on Aug 10, 2013, 10:41 PM 2
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