Check out the new Marshall London.
It’s a smartphone that plays music! While that’s a feature that is basically present on smartphones nowadays the Marshall London tries to be unique by offering features suited for any audiophile.
First off, this smartphone is more like a music player that can make phone calls. The Marshall London has two stereo jacks that lets you share stereo music with your friend. Additionally, two front-facing speakers can make your external speakers obsolete. A scroll wheel is present so you can easily access volume controls and control playlists (reminiscent of the iPod). There is a dedicated ‘M’ button present on the smartphone that when pressed, instantly shows your music no matter what you are doing on the smartphone.
The Marshall London also comes with a Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub that is a separate processor for music. This allows the smartphone to play music at an even higher resolution along with support for playing uncompressed music formats like FLAC. A global equalizer is also present.
Lastly, a great music player deserves a great pair of earphones. The Marshall London includes the company’s highly rated Marshall Mode in-ear headphones in the package.
The rest of the specifications for the Marshall London is listed below. The smartphone is expected to sell for $590.
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 with Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub
OS: Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with customized music applications
Network: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Display: 4.7” IPS HD 720P, Multi-touch, Gorilla glass 3 w/ anti-finger print coating
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB mass storage, Micro SD card slot (128GB+)
Connectivity: a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 2.4GHz / 5GHz, Dual Mode Bluetooth 4.0 Smart ready
Location: Assisted GPS and Glonass
Cameras: 8 MP AF main camera w/ flash, 2MP front camera
Connectors: Nano-SIM, Micro SD, Micro USB, 2 x 3.5mm audio connectors
Sensors: ALS, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro and E-Compass
Speakers: 2 x AAC speakers (13mm x 18mm) with enhanced volume & bass
Microphones: 2 x MEMS with active noise cancellation
Ext. controls: Volume wheel, dedicated “M-button”, PWR button
Notification: Multicolor notification light, haptic feedback with vibra
Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li Ion
Dimensions: 149.4 x 74.7 x 9.8 mm
Weight: 145 grams