South Africa is soon to gain a new budget Windows Phone handset, courtesy of phone maker Pinnacle Africa, the Proline SP4.
As is the case with many new Windows Phone devices, the handset is decidedly low end. Sporting a 4-inch 480 x 800 display, 4GB of internal storage, a quad-core Snapdragon processor and 512mb of RAM. The internal storage can be supplemented via the MicroSD card slot, which can take cards up to 64GB in size. The rear camera is 4MP (with no word on whether it is fixed or auto-focus), while the front-facing option is a VGA offering.
The battery is unusually large for the size of the phone and its budget class, coming in at 1920mAh, meaning that talk-time will most likely be quite good. Moreover, as is the case with many devices sold in international markets, the handset has dual-SIM capabilities, allowing users to switch between SIMs for different tasks, such as calling ‘other lovers’.
Costing R999, (about $87 US), and due to be released on January 30th 2015, the device will come in an array of colors: white, orange and green, appealing to those who wish to express themselves with their gadgetry.
In all this is a solid offering for the price point, and as such may be worth keeping an eye on. The device will come running Windows Phone 8.1.
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