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Geeksphone: New Peak+ introduced

The new Peak+ is a minor improvement over the original Peak
The new Peak+ is a minor improvement over the original Peak
The Spanish company Geeksphone is planning to ship Peak+ this September. The newest Firefox OS based smartphone is basically a minor update to the existing Peak.

Geeksphone has introduced their latest product, the Peak+, and refers to it as an improved version of their previous Peak. We will take a quick look at what has changed, what has remained the same and what we still don't know about the new Peak+.

First of all, the change: The Peak+ has 1 GB of RAM which is twice the amount the old version had. And, believe it or not, that's already the end of the "list" of changes.

You will once again find the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8225 dual-core processor as well as the 1,800 mAh battery. However, at least Geeksphone claims that the battery life has been optimized and improved, compared to the old Peak.

The measurements of the phone remain the same. The Peak+ comes with a 4.3-inch display, a 2 MP camera on the front and an 8 MP camera including a flash on the back of the cover while local storage remains at 4 GB with a microSD slot. In order to connect to the world the Peak+ uses 802.11n WLAN, quad-band GSM as well as UMTS (850, 1,900 and 2,100 MHz). You can also connect via Bluetooth 2.1 EDR.

Despite having been officially announced and being advertised on the Geeksphone website, the Peak+ still misses one crucial specification: The screen resolution is still a mystery. Golem talks of 640 x 380 pixels, Heise claims the resolution to be 960 × 540 pixels while Firefox OS Guide even mentions Full HD with 1,280 x 720 pixels. The latter may be doubted, seeing how Geeksphone surely would have announced it as a highlight of their latest product.

The pricing on the other hand is well known and set at 149 Euros at their official website - that is without taxes and shipping. The phone will be available in the middle of September.

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Author: Kurt Jonke, 2013-07-26 (Update: 2013-07-27)