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Tesco launches Android smartphone

Chinese retailer Suning Tesco (apparently nothing to do with our own Tesco) has put an interesting smartphone on the market, one that is made by none other than audio legend, Pioneer. That’s right, the famed Japanese audio company known for its speakers, AV receivers and other sound equipments.

The phone, which is one of four to expected come from Pioneer, is the S90W which will go on sale for 1,999 Yuan, around £210. Its profile reminds us of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (with a bulge where the camera is supposed to be) and its bezel is one of the thinnest we’ve seen on smartphone.

Other purported features include a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 SoC (which is based on the Cortex-A7 and clocked at 1GHz), a 5in IPS display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, dual SIM card slot, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front 2-megapixe lone, a 2,000mAh battery and a 8.4mm thickness.

According to Gizmochina, the phone’s USP however appears to be its audio capabilities which will include a pair of high-quality stereo headsets that support Dolby.

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