If selfie phones are common on the market, music phones are not. The most popular maker of amplifiers and headphones in the world just entered the smartphone business with their first ever music-centric smartphone called Marshall London. It has a mid-range set of specs in today's smartphone standards but when it comes to music-related features, sofwares and functions, this device already stands out in the competition.
Marshall promises London to be able to provide high-quality listening experience, thanks to the built-in dual speakers that use enhanced bass technology and hifi-grade sound card. Also its stereo microphone is perfect for recording on the go and features excellent noise reduction.
One of the most unique features this Marshall London bears is the dual stereo jack ports located on top of the phone. As far as I can remember, this is the only device in the world to sport such functionality that allows two set of headphones to be used simultaneously on the same phone. So if your buddy is a music lover too and you share the same taste of genre, then this is the best smartphone you can have between you. Not only that, two headphones can also be set at different volume levels.
"We always aim to go big! To always give our consumers the best user experience. When there was no smartphone on the market putting the music on the main stage, we created it. We know that out consumers and the open market is ready for what we are to give: A smartphone by default, developed into the world's greatest music device and we promise you, Marshall London is like nothing you've ever had in your pocket." - Konrad Bergstrom, Founder and President of Zound Industries.
It's also nice to hear that the Marshall London sports at least 2GB of RAM, running on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS and supporting microSD card up to 128GB. It would make a little no sense if this device did not support up to that big memory card. See other specs below.
Marshall London specs:
- 4.7" HD IPS LCD display
- 1280 x 720 resolution, 321ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal storage
- Support microSD card up to 128GB
- 8MP rear camera with Autofocus and LED flash
- 2MP front camera
- Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- WiFi, Bluettoth, GPS
- 2,500mAh battery
Marshall said in a post that the London smartphone will be rolled out in 22 countries worldwide, hopefully the Philippines is one of those. The London will be released in late August or mid-September depending on the market with a price tag of $499, but pre-order is now up on their website.