iBall has released a new Android smartphone, the mSLR Cobalt4, with a new value proposition than most smartphones. It features an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, but most importantly, it comes with four detachable camera lenses – an 8X zoom lens, a fins-eye lens with a viewing angle of 180 degrees, a wide-angle lens of 130 degrees, and a 10X magnification lens that can focus on objects that are 10-15 mm away.
When it comes to internal hardware, it features a 5-inch LCD display with qHD resolution, a 1.4GHz octa-core Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD card slot, and a 2,000 mAh battery. In the connectivity department, the device offers dual-SIM card slot with 3G network capability, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and A-GPS. Even though it has been an year since the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, iBall has decided to ship this device with dated software in the form of Android 4.4 KitKat.
iBall mSLR Cobalt4 Specifications
- 5-inch LCD display, 960 × 540 pixels, capacitive multitouch
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
- 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, and microSD card slot
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, autofocus, dual-LED flash, and 1080p video recording
- Four detachable camera lens attachments; 8X Zoom Lens, 180-Degree Fish-Eye Lens, 130-Degree Wide-Angle Lens, and 10X Magnification Lens
- 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash
- Dual-SIM (3G + 2G), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, Micro-USB port, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 2,000 mAh battery
The device is priced at Rs. 8,499, and comes with things like a free pouch and a free cleaning cloth for the lens attachments. The device will be available on offline as well as online stores in the coming days.
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