The new Medion X4701 smartphone was showcased during this year’s IFA trade show. This smartphone will aim for the mid-tier market segment. According to Engadget, which published information regarding the handset, Medion will eventually change the name to something more marketable.
Medion X4701 specifications
The Medion X4701 sports a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Internally, it comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset. Also onboard are 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Medion is including an 8GB microSD card in the package to add more storage space. Design-wise, the smartphone offers a glittery gray matte rear cover made of plastic. However, Medion gives users an alternative by including a white rear cover in the package, as well. In terms of connectivity, the device has Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and HSDPA+. The device currently runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but may still be upgraded before the launch. It also features a 2 MP front-facing camera. It draws its power from a 2000 mAh battery. One finds on the side of the handset the power button and the volume rocker, while on top is the microUSB port and the audio jack. The device will be sold in Germany, the UK, and other Western markets. Medion, however, has not announced when the smartphone will hit the market. In Europe, the device will be sold for 199 Euros.
For those who are not familiar with Medion, the company is a subsidiary of the China-based manufacturer, Lenovo. Lenovo bought the company back in 2011 in an effort to be more competitive in Germany. The Medion X4701, however, is not an import from China. If you are interested in the device, a YouTube user called minipcpro has uploaded a video showing the device from various angles.