February 15, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Dual-SIM Android smartphones are not exactly the most popular gadgets nowadays, but they still have their fans and even fanatics. If you are one of these and you aren’t very interested in raw power and speed, the Gigabyte GSmart G1355 might be the perfect device for you.
Powered by a pretty outdated 800 MHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227T processor, the GSmart G1355 should hit the market as soon as the end of February, which means that it might be on display at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona.
Even though it’s far from what we would call a high-end smartphone, the GSmart G1355 has a couple of things going for it. It’s functional, for one thing, it features 512 MB of RAM, which is not bad considering that pretty awful chipset, and it also comes with a fairly decent 5 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash.
The 4.3-inch display sported by the future Gigabyte gadget is also not (that) horrible, featuring a 800 x 480 pixels resolution, while in terms of software the handheld will of course run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
What probably bugs me the most at the GSmart G1355, aside from the processor, is the 168 grams (5.92 ounces) weight. That’s pretty bulky, if you ask me, but on the other hand maybe the 1500 mAh battery will come with a decent autonomy and make this smartphone worth buying after all.
Other expected features include 1 GB of on-board memory, WiFi b/g/n connectivity, GPS, HSDPA and a microSD card slot for expanding the storage space to up to 32 GB. As I already mentioned, the 4.3-incher is set to be made available in a couple of weeks tops, but the pricing details are yet to be specified.