On reading the headline above, you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘Thomson? A Thomson smartphone? What the fu…?’
You’d also be forgiven for seeing 5.3in and immediately thinking ‘Samsung Galaxy Note’. Yep, the Samsung Galaxy Note is no longer the only 5.3in phablet on the block. Meet the Thomson X-View-2.
Pocket-lint has dished a mouthful of Thomson X-View-2-flavoured dirt, and reckons it’s set to launch at IFA in Berlin on August 30.
Thomson X-View-2 specs include – as I mentioned before – a 5.3in display (800 x 480), 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The Thomson X-View-2 will look to seduce business types with its dual SIM compatibility, allowing users to switch between personal and worky stuff.
We're not entirely sure why Thomson would bother taking on the much-loved Samsung Galaxy Note, though the Thomson X-View-2 will presumably be a fair bit cheaper.
We’ll find out more about the Thomson X-View-2 on August 30. Incidentally, that’s the date that Samsung is tipped to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with a 5.5in “unbreakable” display.