Gigabyte has announced three new Android smartphones, the GSmart Guru GX, GSmart Mika MX and the GSmart Roma RX. Mostly known for its graphic cards and motherboards, the company is still trying to make a mark in the smartphone industry by catering to all market segments from the start.
The most premium of the three is the GSmart Guru GX. Powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset, it features a quad-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.0GHz Cortex-A53 CPU as well as 2GB of RAM. Sporting a 5-inch Full HD IPS display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, the phone measures at 139 x 69 mm with a thickness of 7mm. For storage, the phone houses 32GB of memory and is capable of expansion via a microSD card. The 13MP camera with Sony’s Exmor RS sensor will be responsible for your photography needs while on the front, it features a 5MP camera with BSI. It also has a non-removable 2,300mAh battery.
The GSmart Mika MX on the other hand is a 5-inch qHD IPS display smartphone, powered by a Snapdragon 410 with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53, along with 1GB of RAM. The phone is slightly thicker at 9.8mm and weighs 165 grams, the reason being the removable 3,000mAh battery which gives 20 hours of talk time. On the back, the phone has a 5MP camera and a 2MP camera on the front. It has 8GB of memory on board and is also expandable via the microSD card slot. Not only that, a dual-SIM version is expected for release in February.
The entry-level GSmart Roma RX has a 5-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480), weighing in at 155 grams and measures 9.5mm in thickness. On the inside, it has an internal memory of 4GB and can be expanded further to 32GB. On the back, it has a fixed-focus 5MP camera with a VGA shooter on the front. For the battery, it has a smaller 2,000mAh capacity for power.
These smartphones will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and they are expected to be released in Q1 of 2015. As of this writing, no pricing information is available yet.