Vizio unveils two HD Android smartphones – but only for China

vizio smartphoneHow do you like the sound of a high-end Vizio smartphone running stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean? What if I told you the 5-inch display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and is backed up by a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM? Well, if you want one you’ll need to buy it in China because that’s the only market Vizio is currently targeting with its first smartphone releases in a couple of years.

Alongside the flagship model there’s a 4.7-inch 720p smartphone also running Jelly Bean. This cheaper model is packing a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek chip with 1GB of RAM. It’s also a dual-SIM device and so you can press a button to remove the chrome bottom plate and access the dual-SIM slot and the microSD card slot. The back is matte plastic and will apparently come in a variety of colors beyond the white that Vizio showed off.

According to The Verge, Vizio’s CTO Matt McRae mentioned that the devices would run on AT&T’s 3G network in the States, but the lack of official carrier support Stateside means no 4G LTE. China is a good target for Vizio since the market is growing so fast over there right now. If things go well we may see some Vizio smartphones on U.S. carriers in the not too distant future.

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