It’s a smartphone that’s made for audiophiles

July 21, 2015

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

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.