Thomson X-View-2 is a 5.3in smartphone

Thomson X-View-2 is a 5.3in smartphoneOn 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.

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Pondlife  Jul. 31, 2012 at 19:25

Anyone think that resembles another phones style, albeit rather larger.
Crappy resolution for such a large screen, and single core. hmmm
At least they picked a catchy name all the cool kids will want one.

AhmadCentral  Jul. 31, 2012 at 20:44

This is like the toy phone you give to your kids so they pretend they have the same phone as you...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 31, 2012 at 20:45

5.3in display (800 x 480)
Eugh...that's a PPI of 176, you'd need to zoom in so far to read everything that the large screen would be almost entirely pointless. The Note is 1280x800, which gives it a PPI of 284, or in other words; not useless.

blimpo  Jul. 31, 2012 at 21:23

"a 5.3in display (800 x 480), 1GHz Cortex A9 processor"

Then I looked at my Note and laughed xD


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