World’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone – TAKE Janus KM-S200

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Here comes a Galaxy-S lookalike smartphone known as the TAKE Janus KM-S200. It’s the world’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone which is powered byt a Qualcomm’s MSM826 chip and has 1GB of RAM, and a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 display.

With decent hardware specs, the handset packs some unusual capabilities including recording video at full HD 1080p, shooting still images at 8 megapixels and a built-in DMB-TV tuner allowing you to tune into digital TV services on the run.

The TAKE Janus KM-S200 smartphone has an on-board storage of 16GB and is expandable via microSD card slot. It also has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and supports various types of connectivity including GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA for international roaming.

The handset also features SRS WOW HD audio which delivers great quality of sound and comes included with a pair of Sennheiser earphones. A little unique feature of this handset is it allows you to split its screen into two for two different applications running, such as you have the top half streaming digital TV and the bottom half streaming tweets from Twitter.

The handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, supports USIM payment, comes in dimensions of 128.5 x 65 x 9.8mm and weighs a mere 131g. It’s priced around $740 USD and available in black, white or two-tone black & white. Currently, it’s just been launched by the Korean carrier KT Telecom and there is no indication if it’ll be headed for international launch later.


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