Have you ever paid attention to concerts in order to check out what speakers those guys on the stage are using? Well, in most cases, they’re made by Marshall, one of the world’s most famous audio equipment makes.
Since when do these guys make phones?
In an attempt to enter the smartphone market, the company just release Marshall London, a device targeted to audiophiles, according to Tom’s Guide. Currently, on there website we can see just a timer, announcing that the phone will start shipping on August 21 and will be available for $499.
Ok, so for this amount of money you must get something pretty good, right? Well, not really. The phone will come with a 4.7″ 720p display, far from today’s standards (1080p or QHD) and it will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 CPU.
Marshall London is also rumored to have an 8MP snapper on the back, while the selfie unit will make use of a 2 MP sensor. Finally, the battery will have a capacity of 2500 mAh. Not impressive, we know, but we’re not done yet.
Like mentioned above, this is a phone for music enthusiasts, so it will feature a dual front-facing speaker setup, with two stereo jacks, allowing you to plug in two sets of headphones or speakers simultaneously.
When audio quality is all that matters
Also, a DJ app will let you mix your favorite tracks, while the Wolfson digital signal processor will deliver excellent audio, whose volume can be adjusted from a gold scroll wheel, mounted on the left side of the phone.
Design-wise, Marshall’s smartphone has a look similar to the one used by their amps, with a black and gold theme, also used by the interface. Which, by the way, is on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Any first impressions about this phone? Do you think it’s going to be more than just an experiment?