Weimei We Is The $215 Smartphone Coming From Europe

The last year has seen a number of notable trends developing. One of them is the rise of the mid-range handsets which looks to be a trend that will continue into next year. Another interesting trend has been what is the 'debut market', with a number of new manufacturers taking to Android to introduce high-spec devices at reasonably and affordable costs. This is something that OnePlus did quite successfully last year with their OnePlus One and a trend which is increasingly looking to be adopted by a number of other companies going forward.

Well, to add to the list of new arrivals is a device which is being dubbed the Weimei We. This one comes from startup Weimei, who operate out of Spain. The ethos of the company seems to be one which is designed to bring affordable smartphones to the masses and the Weimei We looks to be just that. The price being quoted for this device is only 189 Euros, which translates to about $215. Although, unfortunately, there does not seem to be any firm details on availability or when the Weimei We can be expected to land

In terms of the specs, the Weimei is a little smaller than most of the other major flagship devices that has been coming through and comes sporting a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. Moving to the inside and the Weimei We comes touting 3GB RAM and powered by a 64-bit MediaTek (MT6753) octa-core processor. Internal storage is set at 16GB as standard and there is the option to expand thanks to the inclusion of a microSD card slot (up to 64GB). Moving to the camera side of business and the Weimei We is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera which comes touting a Sony IMX214 sensor, as well as dual-flash and an f/2.0 aperture. The front facing camera on offer is a 5-megapixel option. Additional features on offer include, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and an FM radio. While everything comes powered by a 2,600 mAh battery and the device comes running on Android 5.1 (Lollipop). Interestingly, it is being reported that the Lollipop on offer will be a very close-to-stock option with little-to-no skinning involved.

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