Torque Droidz Blast, a dual-core dual-SIM budget Galaxy S3?
If the Torque Droidz Atom reminded us of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, its bigger brother, the Torque Droidz Blast also has a striking resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Torque Droidz Blast at first looked like the Galaxy Note II but it has a 4.7-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen which is just a wee bit smaller than the screen on the Galaxy S3, which has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display.
One thing’s for sure though is that it looks eerily like the white Samsung Galaxy S3 with the curved corners, chrome sides, and that familiar-looking Home button. For the untrained eye, you won’t notice the subtle difference on the front sensor/cam placement and the glossy back panel.
This phone is slated for a January 2013 release so don’t mind the stickered Torque brand.
Running the show on the Torque Droidz Blast is a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. It has a 4GB internal storage with support for up to 32GB microSD. The back has an 8-megapixel camera with flash while the front sports a VGA one.
It does run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean though so it should slightly help the performance of dual-core processor on this one. It’s also a dual-SIM phone so it should appeal to most Filipinos.
What’s intriguing with this phone is that its equipped with a TV antenna. At first we thought it was a stylus but pulling it further revealed that it’s an antenna. That’s uhhh unique.
No official pricing for this Droidz Blast yet but Torque execs hinted that none of their upcoming dual-core, dual-SIM phones will go past the P10k mark. If I’m to guess it’s probably going to be around P6k to 7k.
|Torque Droidz Blast Specs:|
|1GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 processor|
|PowerVR SGX531 GPU|
|4.7” qHD 960 x 540 capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch zoom|
|HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps|
|Quadband GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz|
|4GB ROM, 512MB RAM, microSD up to 32GB|
|8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash|
|VGA front camera|
|WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot|
|GPS + AGPS support|
|3-axis gyro / accelerometer|
|Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|SRP: TBA, available on January 2013|