MWC 2012: Dual SIM ViewSonic ViewPhone 4S with Android 4.0 ICS hands-on

ViewSonic has a new dual SIM Android smartphone – it’s called ViewPhone 4S, and should be released in Europe starting June. It will be launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, likely becoming the first dual SIM ICS handset.

The ViewPhone 4S is currently being showcased at MWC 2012, so we played a bit with it. It’s not a big device, having just a 3.5 inch display. The good news is that the display is an IPS qHD (960 x 540) one, hence its quality is above average.

Other features: HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5MP rear camera with HD video recording, VGA front-facing camera, ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and “improved battery performance.”

The ViewPhone 4S also comes with ViewSonic’s own 3D ViewScene UI, which can be activated by pushing a key on the homescreen. I’m not a big fan of 3D UIs, so I can’t say I was impressed. But others might be.

In case you’re wondering about that green light on the right side of the phone (surrounding the volume rocker), this just lights up when the battery is charging, and that’s it.

As mentioned above, we should expect to see the ViewPhone 4S in stores this June. ViewSonic hasn’t decided on the price of the handset yet, but we’ll let you know when we hear more about that.

Author: Florin

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