Smartisan M1 and M1L flagship China Android smartphones running Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and featuring the 23MP Sony IMX318 cameras are now available for orders via GeekBuying for the starting price of $449.89 as unlocked phones supporting all carriers.
The best of the two, the Smartisan M1L is a 5.7-inch phablet boasting a Quad-HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with the screen protection guaranteed by the 4th generation of Corning Gorilla Glass on top of an aluminum body design. The 23MP Sony IMX318 CMOS sensor camera featuring a large f/2.0 aperture lens, hybrid autofocus, OIS, 3-axis electronic image stabilization and LED flash supports 4K video recording and shoots photos at a maximum resolution of 5488 x 4112 pixels.
The front-facing selfie camera feature on the Smartisan M1L is a 4MP OmiVision OV4688 with f/2.0 aperture lens that allows full HD video recording and video chat.
While the 5.15-inch Smartisan M1 phone does feature the same Corning Gorilla Glass material for the screen but not the 2K resolution, the screen resolution is limited to FHD only. The bright side is that this phone has the same cameras found on the Smartisan M1L.
Smartisan debuted its flagships bearing the best mobile processor of the time, both of these handsets run the Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 6GB of RAM respectively. Where each comes with the standard expandable flash storage of 32GB and 64GB and running SmartisanOS built-in Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The connectivity supports of the two Smartisan phones are highlighted by the support of 4G LTE network, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, USB Type-C, and Fingerprint sensor located on the circular-shaped Home button (an iPhone-like design coming with the Smartisan flagships).
Smartisan M1 and M1L are powered by 3,050 mAh and 4,080 mAh batteries and both of them support fast charging via Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.