KONKA W970 dual-core headed for international release $256


Konka might have been inspired from Nokia when designing their brand logo, but this Chinese manufacturer is an electronics giant manufacturing TV’s, DVD players, white goods and now they plan to go global with the Konka W970 dual-core ‘Colours phone’.

Konka created the ‘Colours’ series of phones last year, with the aim to offer customers high-quality displays along top-notch photo sensors and image capture software. The Konka W970 is the second flagship model and continues with the same ideals by offering a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 “platinum crystal screen display” and Konka’s own “I-SPORT Sports HD imaging technology”.

According to Konka’s marketing team the “I-SPORT Sports HD imaging technology” can identify what is being frames on-screen and dynamically adjust screen brightness to allow for better viewing, while also adjust various effects focus ETC with the minium of power usage! Great news if you’re the type to use your phone as a camera first and phone second.

As for the image capturing hardware, an 8 mega-pixel sensor acts as the main camera while a 2 mega-pixel front camera manages ‘duck-face’ self-portrait duties.

konka w970 international release

Processing power comes from a dual-core MT6577 CPU with 512mb RAM (which is a huge let down) and the unknown Android version (probably 4.0 ICS) receives Konka’s MUSE UI, which looks strikingly similar to Xiaomi’s MIUI.

Pricing in China is 1599 Yuan ($256) and while Konka have announced the W970 as their first international launch there has been no news on an official release date, price or availability.

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10 Comments

  1. Calvin
    January 3, 2013

    Seriously? Do they expect to be able to compete with the Jiayu G4 at that price?

    IMO the MTK6589 is a vastly superior SoC over the MTK6577. Ditto that it’s a quad core, but I think that the combination of using the Cortex A7 as well as being fabricated on a 28nm process will mean that it will really sip power, compared to the MTK6577 while providing better performance.

    • January 3, 2013

      By the time the G4 is out Konka will have another phone on the market. The W970 has been on sale in China since the 22nd it’s just the international dates we don’t know yet.

      • Calvin
        January 3, 2013

        I see. Hopefully the new Konka phone will be reasonably priced.

        BTW, I will be going to HK/Shenzhen next week and I hope you could advise me on where exactly in Shenzhen do I go to shop for phones and tablets? I’m hoping to pick up the Onda V972 and Jiayu G4, although I think maybe they won’t be out so soon?

        • January 4, 2013

          Best place for phones is Huaqiangbei Road

      • thesniper321
        January 4, 2013

        Andi I’m sorry but I strongly disagree, by the time the G4 is out, konka will have 3 phones out, 2 quad cores and one 8 cores.

        😛

  2. Guest
    January 4, 2013

    Seriously? Do they expect to be able to compete with the Jiayu G4 at that price?

    IMO the MTK6589 is a vastly superior SoC over the MTK6577. Ditto that it’s a quad core, but I think that the combination of using the Cortex A7 as well as being fabricated on a 28nm process will mean that it will really sip power, compared to the MTK6577 while providing better performance.

    • Guest
      January 4, 2013

      By the time the G4 is out Konka will have another phone on the market. The W970 has been on sale in China since the 22nd it’s just the international dates we don’t know yet.

    • Guest
      January 4, 2013

      I see. Hopefully the new Konka phone will be reasonably priced.

      BTW, I will be going to HK/Shenzhen next week and I hope you could advise me on where exactly in Shenzhen do I go to shop for phones and tablets? I’m hoping to pick up the Onda V972 and Jiayu G4, although I think maybe they won’t be out so soon?

    • Guest
      January 4, 2013

      Best place for phones is Huaqiangbei Road

    • Guest
      January 5, 2013

      Andi I’m sorry but I strongly disagree, by the time the G4 is out, konka will have 3 phones out, 2 quad cores and one 8 cores.

      😛