Infocus M530 coming to markets outside of China with MT6595 chipset


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Infocus, the mobile phone brand from Foxconn, are bringing a new MT6595 equipped phone to Taiwan and international phone markets.

Foxconn are the manufacturing giant behind the iPhone 6 and even make Meizu phones and since last year have dabbled in producing smartphones under their own brand name InFocus.

InFocus phones are generally sold in Taiwan, but like many brands the focus is shifting and they plan to release phones in more international markets throughout 2015.

The InFocus M530 is the latest to be added to the range as uses the same MT6595 chipset as the Lenovo Vibe X2 which runs at 2.0Ghz rather than 2.2Ghz in the Meizu MX4. There will also be 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and a 5.5-inch 720p display. Those specification by themselves would indicate a lower price tag for the Foxconn phone, but the addition of OIS (optical image stabilisation), NFC, Hotknot and a 3100mAh battery, the actual price might be higher than we would expect.

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The rest of the details include dual SIM support, dual tone LED flash, LTE, OTG and dimensions of 157 x 77 x 9.1mm. How much would you be willing to pay for the InFocus M530?

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25 Comments

  1. January 6, 2015

    Why did they choose 720p instead of 1080p? Thats a bit of downside for the phone.

    • xKoljax
      January 6, 2015

      how so? could you tell the difference by looking at both resolutions?

      • fred
        January 6, 2015

        This remind the digital camera war between the manufacturers: Who will bring the highest megapixel, until people realized that more megapixels simply means more noise.

        For a phone, a 1080p screen do nothing more than increasing the price and consuming more battery. For your eyes it is still the same, It is time for people to stop being so naive.

        • Airyl
          January 6, 2015

          No. HD would be fine if the phone was a 4.5-inch or 4.7-inch device, but at 5.5-inches there’s going to pixelation for sure. Pixelation is a disgusting thing on any device.

          1080p displays should be the standard for any smartphone above 5-inches. It’s a noticeable difference in terms of sharpness. You should stop acting like a senior citizen and accept facts.

          • Yeti hand
            January 6, 2015

            I don’t see pixelation on my 15 inches laptop how the hell should I see it on a 5’5 phone?? Are you on drugs???
            Marketing got you bad…. Really really really bad

            • Ronnie Katsie
              January 6, 2015

              please thesniper321 don’t blame Airyl !! just blame your eyes everyone with clear eyes can see those pixels and the difference in sharpness unless you are suffering from eye defect I really wonder how you carry on your sniper business with those eyes of yours

            • Yeti hand
              January 6, 2015

              yeah right!! you’re not funny!
              unless you mean you bring the device really closed to your eyes to see the pixelation instead of actually use it like it should….Don’t tell that’s what you talk about

            • Airyl
              January 6, 2015

              That’s because you don’t hold your laptop a few inches away from your face. If you looked at it closer, you would probably see clear pixelation on the back button of your browser and how jagged most of the curved line are. That’s why I said 1080p should be the standard for SMARTPHONES above 5-inches.

              And no, marketing hasn’t gotten me bad. I say what I can clearly see and what I see is that 720p is barely sufficient for smartphones with 5-inch displays and above.

              Also, show me proof that 1080p displays suck more battery than 720p displays. I have with me the Redmi Note 2 and an Honor 6, and they both last for about as long as the other, same goes for my Xiaomi Mi3 and my Xshot.

              Face it, your opinion is merely that, an opinion. You can try a tell everyone you’re right, but at the end of the day your only proof is that you “can’t see the difference on your laptop”, which has absolutely nothing to do with the matter on hand.

            • Yeti hand
              January 7, 2015

              a laptop is not made to be used a FEW INCHES AWAY so are phones, only stupid people do that kind of USELESS bull, so they can brag about their phone having a big resolution, when you will be able to see the difference from normal distance call me,(unless your almost blind and need to glue your eye to the screen), also I already said you won’t notice any difference on phones if you don’t do the exact thing with a 1080p device and check it from a really close distance, plus if the source is optimize on both device and not downscaled or upscaled you will not notice any difference! But seriously who do that? until then 1080p or 720p is nothing but marketing and you just proved that with that silly comment.

            • Airyl
              January 7, 2015

              Anyone can see the difference between a 5.5-inch Full HD and HD display. Until you accept that fact, you can stay in denial.

          • Pavel Bureš
            January 7, 2015

            Problem is Android phones usually do not have enough performance to handle 1080p screens. 720p is usually much faster

            • Airyl
              January 7, 2015

              That would’ve been a problem about 2 years ago. The MTK6595M processor is completely capable of running 1080p displays fluidly as shown with the recently released Lenovo Vibe X2. There would be practically no difference if a 720p display was used.

      • Miko
        January 6, 2015

        I will have to agree with Michael because the screen size is kinda big… if it was 4.5-4.7″ i wouldn’t mind the 720p. And the SoC obviously can keep up with 1080p.

      • January 6, 2015

        Not really but will be better with 32GB. Like I wont consider purchasing a phone with only 16GB internal storage

  2. January 6, 2015

    I am an android man but my wife has an iphone 6 with ‘retina’ display the resolution is 750×1334 or to put it another way only just more than 720×1280 on this phone.
    yes the screen is slightly larger on this phone but the spread of pixels is not that much more.
    I have had several 720p and 1080p phones and to be honest the difference from the distance we tend to hold phones at is barely noticeable (unless you put right up to your eye and squint a bit), what is noticeable on 720p phones however is the increased battery life and speed when playing games or multi tasking.
    The question should therefore be, do I want a battery and processor hogging display, that is a bit better to look at if you squint (and gives bragging rights over your mates 720p phone), or one that in the real world will out preform and last longer between charges?

    • Yeti hand
      January 7, 2015

      all hail shanos!!

      • January 7, 2015

        Cheers sniper lol, just telling it how i see it mate.

  3. Yeti hand
    January 6, 2015

    I’m starting to get sick of those “720p is poor resolution on phone 5’5 comments” so let me end this.You can’t see the f***ng difference unless you own a 720p device, buy a 1080p phone put the same source on both device and bring it very close to your eye!! Plus you have to do that every day, each time you do something with the 720p phone, text, surfing on the web,call and so on, EACH TIME you have to take the 1080p phone and bring it close to your eyes to check the difference with the 720p one……. Who did that 1 time in his life here?? Nobody??
    Ok case closed! 720p 1080p who care battery life is way more important
    Can’t believe I had to post this, are some of you really lacking common sense THAT MUCH??

    • SnowyCat
      January 6, 2015

      my note 2 that i had before the OPO had a 720p screen and maybe i’m jsut blind but i dotn see any huge difference at all, the screen of my note 2 was always sharp and clear, couldnt spot any pixels x.x

    • patouki
      January 7, 2015

      There is a difference between a 720p and a 1080p on a 5.5″… When you look a photo!
      But for a daily use… we don’t give a *****

  4. peters
    January 6, 2015

    140$

  5. Luis
    January 6, 2015

    I wish there was more coverage of the Infocus M2. That phone is a freaking beast for it’s size and price

  6. SnowyCat
    January 6, 2015

    why only 5,5″ devices q.q everyone that gets released..the opo is a bit to big for me and like every new phone is like..meh 🙁

    the zenfone 2 looked awesome but…5″
    ..

    my only true hope is the meizu one 🙁

  7. Freeje
    January 6, 2015

    Got a Note 2 and it looks fine. Can’t tell the difference between the screen of an iPhone and my Note unless I use a magnifying glass.

  8. Steve B
    January 11, 2015

    Just under $8000nt, so probably £150-160. Reasonably high price for Infocus, but seems OK for specs. Photo samples on eprice.com.tw look very good. Might pick one up next time I’m in Taiwan.