Marshall London is One Exquisite Smartphone That’s All About the Sound

Marshall London

Marshall is synonymous with their high end audio gear, ranging from speakers, guitars, amplifiers, and yes, headsets. So the newly announced Marshall London smartphone comes as a huge surprise. Of course, while most folks familiar with the brand would have never expected the London, it looks exactly like a Marshall’s smartphone should look.

Dual Stereo Plugs

First though, let’s get the specs out of the way. The Marshall London features a 4.7 inch HD IPS display and packs a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, and 4G/LTE. You’re also getting an 8mp autofocus camera on the back and a 2mp shooter on the front for selfies. All in all, it’s a pretty ho-hum phone if you think about it. Then again, this is still a Marshall product we’re talking about.

The thing that sets the London apart is its emphasis on the aural experience. It has a separate Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub, which is essentially a second processor for audio that allows the London to dramatically improve even the best-sounding MP3s, as well as play uncompressed music, such as FLAC. There’s also a global equalizer whose settings are applied whichever music player you use. It also has dual loudspeakers, dual stereo jacks, an actual scroll wheel for a volume rocker, and Marshall’s own Mode headphones bundled with the entire package.

Of course, Marshall’s gear has hardly ever been known to be that affordable, and the London is no different. The Marshall London will become available in August with a $499 price tag, or roughly Php22k. However, there’s no news yet as to whether we’ll actually find the London on Philippine retailer’s shelves.

Marshall London Specs

  • 4.7″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 312ppi)
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core processor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2mp front camera
  • 4G/LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • Price: $499
  • Availability: August

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