Android smartphones are all the rage now. But Dual SIM Android smartphones still belong to a niche market. They aren’t the most popular gadgets around but they have their takers and fans. If you consider yourself one of those fans and do not really care much about raw power and speed, then the recently launched Gigabyte G1355 might just be the ideal gadget for you.
A rather small player in the mobile industry, Gigabyte is most probably well known for its computer components. However, it is always welcome to see a new Android phone in the market.
What is it?
Leaked just before its expected launch at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona, the GSmart G1355 from Gigabyte is an Android smartphone with dual SIM support. It’s not exactly what you would call a high-end smartphone but it still has a couple of things going for it.
Design & Features
- It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch WVGA display featuring a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
- The Gigabyte GSmart G1355 will measure 11.5mm in thickness and weigh nearly 170g which is kind of a bit on the hefty side even for a phone with a fairly large screen.
- In terms of software, the GSmart G1355 will of course be running on Android 2.3 operating system (Gingerbread version).
- Powered by 800 MHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227T processor and supported by 512 MB of RAM and Adreno 200 GPU along with 1 GB of ROM.
- It sports a 5 megapixel rear camera complete with autofocus and LED flash.
- It boasts of 1 GB on-board memory which can be increased up to 32 GB with the help of an external microSD card slot.
Even though there is no official word on the pricing or availability, the GSmart G1355 is expected to hit stores by the end of February.