Chinese company working on high-end Snapdragon 800 smartphone with 4 GB of RAM priced at $294
The Snapdragon 800 by Qualcomm is currently the mobile world’s darling as far as chipsets go. Basically every high-end superphone launching in the next few months is expected to sport this exact chipset. Just yesterday LG announced the G2 with the Snapdragon 800 inside, and in a few weeks Sony is said to release the Xperia i1 Honami, and Samsung the Galaxy Note III – and both of these should have the same chip.
Obviously though, right now the 800 is confined to the upper echelons of the market. There are no affordable handsets built around it. Not yet, at least, since one Chinese company wants to change that.
Hasee is working on a handset that will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, but will also come with a whopping 4 GB of RAM. That would be a first in the mobile space, by the way.
You want more specs? Here you go. 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 16 or 32 GB of built-in storage space, and a 2,500 mAh battery. This yet-unnamed device should run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Hasee’s own UI overlay on top. Its dimensions will be 141.8×68.8×8.86 mm, and it will weigh 195 grams.
The best part about it though is definitely the expected retail price: 1,799 yuan. That translates to about $294 or €220 at the current exchange rates. ‘Jaw-droppingly cheap’ would be the best way to describe it then, wouldn’t it? Almost a third of the price of the LG G2, and with incredibly similar specs.
Unfortunately though this is just a specsheet at this point. Let’s hope it will one day become an actual smartphone. That said, it’s bound to stay confined to China forever, we assume, like all the insanely priced handsets that originate there.