Viewsonic To Unveil 5-inch Smartphone At MWC 2012

Viewsonic will introduce a new smartphone called the ViewPhone 5e which will be its largest handset yet, one with a five inch display and with a 800 x 480 pixels resolution, like the old Dell Streak.

Like its other siblings to be launched at Mobile World Congress next week, the ViewPhone 5e has two SIM card slots (which means that you can use them simultaneously) and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Viewsonic also presented a new entry level handset, the 10.3-mm thick ViewPhone 4e which has a 3.5-inch 48x0320 pixels capacitive display, a 650MHz processor (possibly a Qualcomm MSM7227 model), a three megapixel camera without flash and two SIM cards as well.

As expected, both come with Viewsonic's proprietary user interface, the ViewScene 3D and the ViewPhone 4e has a rather flashy yellow fluorescent finish that leaves us to believe that Viewsonic may punt it as a "sporty" phone.

Viewsonic also said that the latter has a longer lasting battery life than other comparable smartphones and allows users to preset FM radio while offering internet streaming capabilities.

Not details regarding availability and pricing have been released yet. ITProPortal.com will be live-blogging from Barcelona from Saturday evening, covering the pre-MWC 2012 events happening on Sunday and from Monday to Thursday, the event itself. You can follow our real-time running thread here.