San Diego — InfoSonics is targeting people who are very into themselves with the launch of a new Verykool-brand smartphone.
The Verykool-brand S5015 smartphone, called Spark II, is the company’s first selfie-focused phone, which is available unlocked at $179. For improved selfies, the phone features 5-megapixel front-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash. The front camera includes a pre-loaded application that lets users take hands-free selfies by whistling.
The HSPA+21Mbps Android KitKat phone also comes with 8-megapixel rear camera with dual flash, autofocus, built-in photo editor, HDR, panoramic view and 720p video capture.
Other key features of the 8mm-thick phone include a 5-inch 1,280 by 720p IPS-LCD display with “one glass solution” and full lamination, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 32GB MicroSD slot, dual SIM, Wi-Fi hot spot, USB tethering, Bluetooth v4.0, assisted GPS and USB data port. The 2,000 mAh lithium-ion battery delivers up to 13 days of standby time and up to 13 hours of talk time.
It comes with a faux leather Smartjacket.
The phone operates in HSPA+ mode in the 850, 1900, and AWS 1700/2100 MHz bands on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks and on the networks used by multiple MVNO and prepaid providers.
InfoSonics sells Verykool phones to U.S. regional carriers, distributors and such retailers as Amazon.com, newegg.com and Walmart.com. The company’s current U.S. regional carriers include Cellular One, iWireless, Pane Cellular, GCI, Union Wireless, Alaska Communications, TelAlaska, Viaero Wireless and Arctic Slope Regional.