Over at CES Polaroid has announced a
couple of new smartphones (or 4, if you count display diagonal options). Not a
major player on the smartphone scene, Polaroid has placed the focus of the new
models on affordability.
The Polaroid Snap is the
lower-specced model, and comes in three display sizes: 5", 5.5", and
6". Whatever the diagonal, resolution is 1,280 x 720 pixels, so pixel
density gets progressively worse with the larger displays, dipping as low as
The Snaps are all be powered by a
quad-core processor as part of an unnamed chipset, and feature 1GB of 2GB of RAM
paired with 8GB and 16GB of storage respectively. They sport a 13MP/5MP camera
combo and snappers are coupled with LED flashes.
LTE radios are on board and the Snap
will launch on Android 5.1.1 with a Marshmallow update coming some time in the
future. List prices range from $130 to $180, depending on display size.
The Polaroid Power is a more
heavily-equipped phablet with a FullHD 6-inch display. There's an octa-core
processor running things, but again Polaroid chose not to reveal its make and
model. The chip may be unknown, but the smartphone comes with a generous 3GB of
RAM and 32GB of storage.
The rear camera is the same as the
one on the Snap, on paper at least, employing a 13MP sensor. On the front
though, there's an 8MP cam without a flash - there's no room for gimmicks on
the more serious Power.
And if you think Power makes it
sound like it will have a whopping battery, you're wrong, and then you're
right. The power pack inside the smartphone has a 3,000mAh capacity, but
Polaroid is bundling an 8,000mAh power bank with the smartphone. LTE support,
Lollipop out of the box and Marshmallow later - same as the Snap. This one will
cost $250, which is not entirely unreasonable for the hardware.