FAEA F1, Cheapest Quad Core Smartphone with NFC, Costs $195
Chinese smartphone manufacturer FAEA is all set to release their wonder product FAEA F1 Penguin in India anytime soon at around Rs 11,500. I have intentionally termed it ‘wonder’ product as it’s the cheapest smartphone to have on-board NFC. Yes, the price it will be sold in India in $60 higher than the actual price ($130 in China). It will use Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play chip with quad core core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A5 processor and Aderno 203 GPU.
The only thing you should watch out is the NFC. The 4.5 inch display with 720p resolution, 8 MP snapper are nothing new to us so as 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot, 1 GB RAM, 2000 mAh battery. Currently in Indian market several Karbonn Titanium series smartphones available using the same Qualcomm chip. But none has the on-board NFC radio.
Overall specs of FAEA F1 is decent; but it looks like way too costly here in India. Less than Rs 10,000 should have been ideal for the device. Other worried thing is AndroidGuruz will be selling the device. You know what has happened in past few months!
Specs of FAEA F1 Penguin
Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play, quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex A5, Aderno 203 GPU
4.5 inch IPS LCD display, 720p resolution
1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot for storage expansion
Android 4.1 JellyBean operating system
2000 mAh battery
NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB port, HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps, Class 12 GPRS/EDGE
Music, video player, FM Radio