Infosonics announces the LTE-enabled verykool SL4500 Fusion
Although LTE connectivity used to be a feature only available on pricey high-end smartphones, an increasing number of manufacturers are currently aiming to bring LTE capabilities in an affordable package. Today Infosonics, a lesser-known manufacturer based in California, officially announced the verykool SL4500 Fusion, an LTE-enabled Android smartphone priced at an affordable $159 unlocked.
At this price, it's not surprising that some corners had to be cut. The verykool SL4500 Fusion comes with entry-level hardware specs such as a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of integrated storage space, and a 4.5-inch IPS display running a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The modest hardware expands to the camera department as well, as the handset comes with an 8MP primary camera with dual-LED flash, and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter.
Although the official press release says that the verykool SL4500 Fusion is equipped with a 2000 mAh battery, the online product page lists a 1700 mAh battery. Other specs include a microSD slot that can work with cards of up to 64GB, A-GPS, and dual-SIM support.
As far as the design is concerned, the SL4500 is your generic entry-level smartphone. The handset measures 131.60 x 65.60 x 8.90 mm and tips the scales at 130 grams.
The verykool SL4500 Fusion will face stiff competition in the United States from the new Motorola Moto E LTE. Priced at $150, the new Moto E comes with several advantages such as a 5MP secondary shooter, a crisper display (540 x 960 pixels), and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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