Chinese Electronics Manufacturer GEAK brings photography to smartphones.
Every time a new smartphone gets launched, a photographer (or two) somewhere always has something to say about the quality (or lack thereof) of the images. At least they appear to have an ally, as the company, GEAK, has now released a duo of smartphones with both casual and avid photographers in mind.
The duo is comprised of the 5-inch "Eye" and the 5.8-inch "Mars," which both incorporate a 13 megapixel backside illuminated rear camera. The Eye also features an 8 megapixel forward camera (for astounding selfies), while the Mars brings it down to a mere 2 megapixels. Both handsets come with 16 GB of internal storage and HSPA+ data capabilities, but the Eye features a 720p IPS display with a quad-core Mediatek MT6589 and 1 GB of RAM, while the larger Mars comes with a Full HD 1080p display and a Snapdragon 600 with 2 GB of RAM.
The prices differ between the two products, but only a little, as the Eye sells for $326 and the Mars for $490, both off contract. While the phones are still only being sold in China beginning June 25, 2013, we have had no word for expected release dates in the USA.