Two Prestigio Windows Phones formally announced, one available now, the next on August 20th

Two Prestigio Windows Phones formally announced, one available now, the next on August 20th
During Microsoft’s developer conference this past spring, Build 2014, the company announced a couple new partners in the Windows Phone game, among them, Prestigio, headquartered in Cyprus.

Prestigio is not a newcomer to the smartphone or tablet space. It has an established line of mid-range and upper-mid-range Android devices, most with dual-SIM support. Prestigio’s foray into the Windows Phone scene is no different. Two devices are on deck, one is available now and the other will be available on August 20th.

The devices, the Multiphone 8400 DUO and Multiphone 8500 DUO, are both dual-SIM 3G mid-range Windows Phones. Spec-wise, they carry some common underpinnings, quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPUs, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Each have an 8-megapixel main camera, and a front facing camera.

The Prestigio that is available now, the higher spec Multiphone 8500 DUO, has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, a 5-inch 720p display. From the provided specifications, however, there does not appear to be any expandable storage capability. The Multiphone 8500 DUO can be had SIM free for just $210.

The Multiphone 8400 DUO will be available August 20th, and will cost only $110. The 4-inch IPS display has a 480x800 resolution. It also only gets by with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, also with no apparent microSD card support.

Prestigio sells its line-up throughout Europe, the Middle East, as well as parts of Asia and Africa. These devices are squarely aimed at developing markets, and with their dual-SIM ability and low price point, they are sure to find appeal.

source: Telecompaper and Prestigio



1. GeekOB

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

8 GB and 4 GB non user-expandable?? that's impossible...

2. arif270191

Posts: 10; Member since: May 24, 2014

but in prestigio website, they are saying that they have micro-sd slot expandable to 32gb..

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm sometimes a smart phones can come with too little specs and become a market failure. If the price is right these could sell ok. we will see!

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Those bezels, urghh just can't stand them.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah they look like the Samsung Galaxy staright talk phones like Discover, Express, Exhibit.

8. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Fugly indeed.

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nice Microsoft can learn something from these guys about customizing Live Tiles in promo shots.

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