The Asian market for Full HD smartphones with incredibly low prices is as crowded as it is competitive nowadays, but there’s still plenty of room for newcomers. Like iBerry’s Auxus Nuclea N1, an impressive looking handheld that will be up for Indian pre-orders in just nine short days.
Not familiar with iBerry? I wasn’t either, but you live and learn, don’t you? Well, this is what I’ve learned about iBerry after doing a little research. The company is actually fairly old, having been established in 2002 in Hong Kong.
Since 2010, iBerry has an Indian subsidiary and right now their products (smartphones and tablets) can be found in India, Hong Kong, but also Canada, Turkey, Russia and several other European countries. Sure, they still have a long way to go until becoming a truly respected name in the industry, but it’s safe to say they’re on the rise.
And this Auxus Nuclea N1 will surely give their reputation a nice, powerful boost. Not only is the thing going to be extremely affordable (INR 15,990, or $266), but it will also offer quite the impressive list of features.
And I’m not talking impressive by mid-range standards either. The 5-inch Full HD screen is as high-end as things get, there’s also on-board Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, plus a 13 MP camera on the back and an 8 MP (!!!) unit slapped on the front.
On the flipside, the CPU is a 1.5 GHz quad-core MT6589T model and there’s only 1 gig of RAM to go with that. Still decent specs considering the price range, but definitely not top-notch.
Okay, what else? Well, there are two versions coming, one with 8 and one with 16 gigs of storage, both of which will also pack a microSD card slot, dual SIM support and a generous 2,800 mAh battery. Bottom line? Gionee, Micromax, it looks like you have (real) competition.