The Disney Magic 1 is no Mickey Mouse handset

The Disney Magic 1 is no Mickey Mouse handset
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.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: JD.com (translated) via GSMInsider

FEATURED VIDEO

16 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Lol come on Disney, either go hard or go home!

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

"Back then, some might have felt that skipping the U.S. was a GOOFY thing for DisneyMobile to do." I see what you did there.

3. zennacko unregistered

"The magic doesn't last forever though, as the battery inside the unit has a 1700mAh capacity" You should say its battery lasts as long as Donald Duck's temper self control.

4. CaoCiBai

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

The design of the phone is nice, but once i saw Mediatek, no go. Pass.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Mediatek + 1gb ram = typical slow/laggy chinese phone. The newer mediateks you will see next year will actually be good.

9. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

It shouldn't be that bad if you don't run more than one app on it.

11. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

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. . .

16. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

a quad core media tek is not slow.. it might not be a Snapdragon 800 but it definitely gets the job done and more

6. SleepingOz unregistered

Not bad for kids.. lol

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its a Chinese phone so I wouldn't be surprised if it has a high radiation output.

7. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

With a mediatek processor it sounds legit.

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

whaaat?is this a kid phone?too bad the magic doesnt last that long 1700mah..

12. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

good mid-range specs, but why 1700 mAh battery?

13. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

1700 mAh? I'd Pass on that

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

That picture is off. That 4.5" screen phone looks the size of the Z Ultra in her hand.

17. thelegend6657 unregistered

Only mainlanders are retarded enough to buy this s**t

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.