Marshall are a leading manufacturer of guitar amplifiers and speaker cabs. But now the UK based amp giants are gearing up to join the smartphone war on a battlefield occupied largely by Apple and Samsung devices.
The Marshall London is an Android Lollipop phone featuring a high-resolution audio processor, fitted twin headphone stereo jacks, Marshall Mode earbuds and a five-band global equalizer with a user-replaceable 2500mAh battery and a MicroSD storage slot. There's also a top-mounted "M" button that quickly allows access to the phone’s music UI and a scroll wheel for adjusting volume with precision.
"We always aim to go big! To always give our consumers the best user experience. When there was no smart phone on the market putting the music on the main stage, we created it. We know that our consumers and the open market is ready for what we have to give: A smartphone by default, developed into the world's greatest music device and we promise you, Marshall London is nothing like you've ever had in your pocket," said Konrad Bergstrom, founder of Zound Industries.
The Marshall smartphone is available to pre-order now and will be released in 'late August' or 'middle of September' depending on country. The online shop tells us that expected delivery is 17 August which is pretty specific.
Check out the full Marshall London phone specs below:
OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Screen: 4.7in IPS LCD, 720p
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz quad-core, Gorilla Glass 3
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 16GB, Micro-SD card slot
Cameras: 8Mp rear, 2Mp front
Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 4G LTE
Battery: 2500mAh removable
Music features: Dual headphone ports, Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub, volume scroll wheel, aptX, FLAC support, 'M' button, front facing stereo speakers, dual microphones
Dimensions: 140 x 70 x 9.8mm, 145g