Practically every guitarist worth his (or her) salt will know Marshall, a company that has made itself known with its renowned guitar amplifiers. Just recently, Marshall has unveiled its very own Android smartphone, the London. As a music-centric device, its design is clearly inspired by other products made by the amp company, which should appeal to musicians.
However, those who are expecting flagship hardware inside this beautifully crafted smartphone will be disappointed. The London’s specifications include a 4.7-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.4GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing shooter.
Rounding out the London’s hardware are a removable 2,500mAh battery, front-facing speakers, and a Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub, which should be one of the better mobile audio solutions in the market. After all, the London is a music-centric smartphone.
What separates the Marshall from other conventional smartphones in the market is its dual headphone jacks. This neat little feature makes it possible for two people to listen to music in stereo. Interestingly (and also aptly), the London will have an app made especially for guitarists, although it has not been revealed yet.
While the London isn’t exactly a flagship smartphone, it is priced like one. It will retail for 4,995 Swedish krona in Sweden, which comes up to about RM2,200. While the London is not the best-equipped Android smartphone in the market, it sure is well-designed.