So far, Vizio had no great success at manufacturing cell phones, but now the company is back and it has two interesting devices to offer. The company unveiled at the first day of CES two smartphones, which are pretty intriguing in terms of specs as well as design. The first one is a high-end 5-inch phablet with full HD 1080p display, and the second one is a 4.7-inch smartphone with HD 720p screen and Dual-SIM slots.
The first of the smartphones presented today is a 5-inch full HD phablet, which offers 1920 x 1080 resolution display, and packages dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor and 2 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera in the back and 2 megapixel front camera. The second phone (pictured on the right) is a smartphone enhanced with unibody design, 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 resolution display powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor with 1 GB RAM on board. It sports 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front shooter and sports Dual-SIM slots, which enable using two SIM cards at the same time.
Both smartphones run Android Jelly Bean, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB port and feature microSD card slots for memory expansion. The Verge claims that the 5-incher is “pretty generic”, but the 4.7-inch model, on the other hand, has a lightly-textured matte white plastic unibody which feels ceramic. Currently, Vizio is planning to sell devices off contract directly to consumers in China in first quarter of 2013, and come back to the US to negotiate with major carriers only after they have gained enough popularity in China.
source: The Verge