Gigabyte unleashes GSmart Guru G1, Roma R2 and Simba SX1 smartphones

November 12, 2013
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Not content with just one new smartphone in its arsenal, Taiwanese company has unveiled three new smartphones last week. The new Guru G1, Roma R2, and Simba SX1 join the roster of the company's GSmart Android line of devices.

The relatively low-end Roma R2 is touted to be a smartphone fit for beginners. The device sports an unnamed 1.3 GHz dual-core low-power A7 processor and has 1 GB of RAM. It's 4.0-inch IPS screen supports a resolution of 800x480 pixels. It has a 5 megapixel camera at the back and a 0.3 megapixel one at the front. Internal storage is capped at 4 GB but can be expanded with a microSD for an additional 32 GB. The selling factor of the Roma R2, which a tagline "Fly Away with Fairy", is its less than 1 cm thickness and 125 g weight, making it ideal for stuffing into pockets and pulling out quickly. The phone also has dual SIM support.

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The Guru G1, on the other hand, represents the higher end of the batch, though it does away with the dual SIM feature found on the other two. This time, the phone runs on a much stronger 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, also unnamed, and has a bigger 2 GB RAM. Internal storage is also expanded to 32 GB, but the microSD slot has unfortunately been removed. The 5-inch display boasts of a 1920x1080 resolution and the rear and front-facing cameras have been upgraded to 13 and 5 megapixels, respectively. Although naturally heavier than the Roma R2 at 158 grams, the Guru G1 surprisingly comes out thinner with a 7.2 mm profile. Here's a short video spelling out the GSmart Guru G1's features.

If the Simba SX1 sounds a bit familiar, it's because it has been mentioned in passing last week. This smartphone sits snugly between the two in terms of hardware, bearing a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and a 5-inch HD display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. What makes this particular smartphone interesting is that, at its unveiling, it was announced to come with Firefox for Android as the default web browser installed.

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All three Gigabyte GSmart smartphones run a relatively recent Android 4.2. Pricing and availability of the devices are still unknown.

SOURCE: Gigabyte (Guru G1), (Roma R2), (Simba SX1)


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  • Jameel Alayyan

    The IPS display turns me off. AMOLED is so much better.