FAEA F2 with 5-inch FHD display and NFC will be released June 15th!


While FAEA launched the F1 Penguin last night, they also surprised fans with a new flagship FAEA F2 Penguin flagship model with 5-inch 1080 display and built-in NFC.

FAEA might have chosen a terrible name for themselves, but companies such as JiaYu and UMi could learn a thing to two about marketing from the upcoming Chinese phone maker.

As promised the FAEA F1 Penguin was officially launched last night and their were no nasty hidden surprises! The phone launched with the hardware they promised, the company gave us a release date and even pricing. Just how things should be! And just at the end of the show they pulled a surprise out of the bag! The FAEA F2 Penguin!

Before last night the F2 hadn’t been leaked and no one expected it, but not only did we get our first glimpse of this quad-core, 1080, NFC phone but we also got a launch date of June 15th! Just 3 weeks away! In comparison we have been waiting around 6 months for both the UMi X2 and JiaYu G4 to launch and even longer for the Neo N003!

faea f2 penguin 1080 rear

Anyway back to the F2 Penguin. Again FAEA have been inspired by other devices for the body. The from looks a lot like the Nubia Z5, while the rear has a HTC One look to it. Narrow bezels protect a 5-inch IPS 1080 OGS display (441ppi), above the 1080 panel is a 5 mega-pixel camera, a 13 mega-pixel sensor lives on the back just above an NFC chip and a quad-core 28nm (possible MT6589) chip runs the show.

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faea f2 penguin nfc 1080 launch

Pricing for the FAEA F2 hasn’t been set but from what we saw with the F1 we have our fingers crossed for an equally low price.

Previous FAEA F1 gets official price of $130, worlds cheapest NFC phone?
Next UMi X2 Giveaway coming Monday!

26 Comments

  1. May 23, 2013

    wow they’re about to launch the mini Nubia Z5 before ZTE lol
    of course specs are not the same but they’re up to a good start

  2. May 24, 2013

    looks metal to me. if it is , i’m in!:)

    • Roman
      May 24, 2013

      A cover can’t be completely metal, there should be a dielectric part above the antennas. The cover is solid on the pictures, so I bet it is plastic.

  3. Simon
    May 24, 2013

    I think the Jiayu G4 & Umi X2 have just been forgotten, Andi you will have to video review one when it comes out 🙂

  4. zoltek
    May 24, 2013

    If the phone really looks like the pictures and its with at least 2500 mah battery with even 1GB ram,i`m in too.

    • Roman
      May 24, 2013

      Number 2100 on the first picture, I think this is a battery capacity. But maybe not 🙂

      • Airyl
        May 26, 2013

        It might be, but it might also just be the bandwidth. This thing does look really awesome though.

  5. geokiri
    May 24, 2013

    hi guys
    andi is complaining about the behaviour of umi and jiayu ?
    gizchina has become a site foe the NEVERlands a place that something never happens On time.
    Its all about a fairy tale with chinese dragons and fireworks
    we are still waiting for 6589T version of any brand to Land (it rimes 2)
    Hey andi keeep it real or keep it to yourself

  6. May 24, 2013

    Woow this device looks really nice, so next month we will more options, Neo N003, Umi X2 Turbo, Jiayu G4, Iocean X7, and F2. Hope there is turbo processor on F2, because the choice of processor on F1 is not good……….But let’s wait for the announcement next month……

  7. May 24, 2013

    Hey did I missed on G4 and Umi X2’s review……?? Couldn’t see it till now, and it’s already end of the week………. 🙁

  8. Demetrio
    May 24, 2013

    can anybody translate declarations? (they are in jpegs and google translate cannot help me)

  9. Demetrio
    May 25, 2013

    http://www.android-inside.com/faea-f2-5-inch-1080p-screen-quad-core-android-phone.html
    There are other interesting specs, do you suppose they can be true? (for example, 802.11a/b/g/n wifi capabilities, bluetooth 4.0)

  10. SheldorIsAFriendOfMine
    May 25, 2013

    Howdy!
    You guys have any news on price yet?
    Andy? 🙂

    • May 25, 2013

      No, it will be announced on launch day. Looks like a great phone 🙂

      • SheldorIsAFriendOfMine
        May 26, 2013

        Thanks mate!
        I totally agree the device looks good. If the price stays at the somewhat expected level, it can be a grat deal!

  11. Simon
    May 28, 2013

    Lets just that it is released on June 15th

  12. Alicia
    June 19, 2013

    I advance three days reservation FAEA F2, until now has not informed me payment, I is not scheduled to this phone.

    • Demetrio
      June 19, 2013

      I’m not sure I understood what you mean … however, they has got some problems with OGS lamination process (display) then they prefer to move release date to the end of june.

  13. david
    June 24, 2013

    Does anybody know if this is MHL? I really want to connect a phone to my TV. I’ve been considering a THL w9 or w11. This looks great, but I’m in the UK, is there any other risks using these companies, or should I opt for a different brand? Thanks

    • petr
      June 28, 2013

      im also looking for conbination OTG, MHL (and NFC if possible) – Andi, coild you please confirm MHL at F2? thanks!

      • June 28, 2013

        We should receive one soon for review. Once we get it we’ll know for sure.

      • Demetrio
        June 29, 2013

        No MHL support 🙁

  14. July 28, 2013

    Faea F2 really looks like HTC Butterfly. But I love that is it thinner and of course, lighter. I did some “phone scouting” and I find it cheaper at merimobiles.com..I have yet to order from them so I’m really excited when I be able to roadtest this baby. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! 🙂