Made-in-Vietnam smart phone unveiled

Vietnamese tech firm Bkav officially launched its made-in-Vietnam first flagship smart phone Bphone in Hanoi yesterday.
The phone is displayed in stores (Photo: SGGP)

CEO of Bkav Nguyen Tu Quang said that the smart phone was made from 800 different parts, provided by 82 suppliers worldwide.

It is 7.5mm wide with a Sharp 5.0 inch full HD screen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, which Samsung and Apple also use for their devices. The full aluminum body handset is equipped with Toshiba’s 3GB RAM, and the Qualcomm CPU Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz.

Moreover, the Bphone uses the Transfer Jet technology for data transfer, which boasts 200Mbps speed, 500 times the popular NFC technology.

Mr. Quang said it was the first smart phone in the world  to use the Transfer Jet technology.

The phone has unique design which Bkav has applied for the patent for the phone design since 2011. Quang and other CEO said that the Bphone is one of beautiful and smart phone nowadays.

There are three kinds of phones.  A 16GB Bphone is sold at VND9.99 million (US$455), whereas the 64GB and 24k gold plated 128GB editions fetch VND12.96 million ($595) and VND20.19 million ($927), respectively.

By Tran Binh – Translated by Anh Quan

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