The Icon Q5.5 wants to be "your travel super phone" for $199

The Icon Q5.5 wants to be "your travel super phone" for $199
Icon Q, a little known New York-based company, today announced its very first smartphone: an affordable handset called Q5.5.

The Icon Q5.5 (or is it Icon Q Q5.5?) is presented as "your travel super phone", because it's unlocked, it supports two SIM cards, and doesn't cost a fortune.

You can buy the Q5.5 in the US for $199.99, directly from Icon Q (see the first source link below). The new handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels (not the sharpest resolution for a screen that large, but this is an affordable device after all). The Q5.5 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MTK6592M processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, further offering 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2100 mAh battery. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

The Icon Q5.5 is compatible with "all 3G GSM networks" in the US, but won't work on Verizon and Sprint. You can check out the smartphone in the photos (and video) below. What do you think, is the handset worth $199?


source: Icon Q via Phone Scoop

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