At the ongoing Computex 2014 keynote session, software giant Microsoft showcased new Windows based tablets and PCs alongside 3 Windows Pbone 8.1 smartphones made by their new partners. Lately, the firm has roped in OEMs such as Prestigio, YEZZ, BLU and InFocus to build new smartphones.
These devices are based on the Qualcomm reference design and the new OEMs were announced in February at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Recently, Microsoft announced couple more OEMs – Amagatarai K-Touch and BLU as its new partners.
Evidently, Microsoft has taken the wraps off the new Windows Phone devices in order to boost the market share of Windows Phone. Let us take a look at the three new phones that were showcased.
BLU will be launching a 5 inch smartphone that is believed to be announced in Europe, U.S. and Latin America sometime this month. The specifications of this smartphone remain unknown.
Prestigio will come up with two smartphones named – MultiPhone 8400 DUO and MultiPhone 8500 DUO respectively. Both are dual SIM handsets stuffed with quad-core processors clocked at 1.2 GHz and have 8 MP primary cameras tamed up with LED flash for better low light photography.
Talking of other specs, the MultiPhone 8400 DUO features a 4 inch IPS display boasting a screen resolution of 480×800 pixels and features a VGA front-facer for basic video calling. On the other hand, the MultiPhone 8500 DUO is fitted with a larger 5 inch IPS display carrying HD 1280×720 pixel resolution layered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Further, the handset has 1 GB of RAM and a 2 MP front-facer that assists in making video calls.
The MultiPhone 8400 DUO and MultiPhone 8500 DUO are priced at $115 and $235 and they will go on sale starting from July and August respectively.
Yet another smartphone showcased at the event is Yezz Billy 4.7 that is named after Bill Gates. The phone was unveiled boasting a 4.7 inch OGS display packing HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection for added protection against scratches and damage. Other specs of this dual SIM smartphone include quad-core processor, 13 MP primary camera with LED flash and 3G connectivity.
The Yezz Billy is all set to be released in U.S., Latin America and Europe this month for a price of $249.