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HiSense Announces Quad-Core Android Smartphone: U958

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Powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play processor.

Chinese tablet and smartphone manufacturer HiSense has announced a quad-core Android-powered smartphone, the U958.

Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it's powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play processor, otherwise known as the MSM85550. It also sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a 854 x 480 resolution.

As well as 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, it features a 5-megapixel camera and a 1700 mAh battery. The U958, which is 9.5mm thick, supports dual-SIM compatibility.

The phone itself is a budget smartphone targeted at emerging markets. Elsewhere, HiSense, which has predominately been showcasing new televisions at CES 2013, has the U1 smartphone in its lineup, a WCDMA device that runs on Android 2.3.


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    xpeh , January 10, 2013 2:11 AM
    My 2 year old Droid X has just as much RAM.
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    jazz84 , January 10, 2013 2:51 AM
    Oh no, curved edges! The Apple lawyers must be foaming at the mouth!
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    uvirra , January 10, 2013 3:30 AM
    Tom's hardware will soon become the central source of information for all new and upcoming android phones.
    I'm just tired of reading so and so is releasing new Android this and that.
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    silverblue , January 10, 2013 5:21 AM
    U958? Sounds like a sub.
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    soundping , January 10, 2013 7:26 AM
    The U958 sounds like an old German U-Boat.

    The new Sony Xperia Z looks totally sexy.