Shanghai based Manufacturer GEAK has just unveiled two of its flagship android smartphones which it calls “the Eye” and “the Mars”. Just as Xiaomi, GEAK phones are budget friendly and high spec, though a little more expensive. The Eye has a 5 inch 720p display and Mars comes with a 5.8 inch 1080p display. Other differences include better processor and RAM for Mars and a better front facing camera for the EYE. Let’s take a closer look these devices.
GEAK Eye specs and price
Display: 5.0 inch 720p IPS LCD with 294 ppi
Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB with microSD support
Camera: 13 MP rear and 8MP front
Price: ¥1,999 ($326)
GEAK Mars specs and price
Display: 5.8 inch 1080p IPS LCD with 377 ppi
Processor: 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core
Internal Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP rear and 2MP front
Price: ¥2999 ($490)
The Eye and Mars devices will also support GEAK’s NFC ring. The ring is a cool gadget, when you were it it will store your contacts, stay awake and automatically unlock the smartphone. The NFC ring will also allow you to transfer contacts to other NFC enabled devices. We can expect other NFC smartphones like Xiaomi, Samsung and HTC to be added to the list. The ring is priced around $30 or ¥199. Pre-order for the ring starts from August 8.
Sadly, all of these good stuffs from GEAK will be available mostly for the Chinese consumers and if you are anywhere else, you will have to ship these babies, which will add a lot of dollars to the Chinese retail price.