The Commodore PET smartphone set to launch this week

Commodore PET smartphone

If you’re getting a bit long in the tooth, there’s a good chance you know what a Commodore 64 is. We’re also guessing it’s a brand you don’t associate with modern tech, especially not smartphones. Well… the company is going to drop a smartphone in a few short days called the Commodore PET.

No, they didn’t move April Fool’s Day to July as a Commodore PET smartphone exists, and they actually kept gamers in mind. That said, it’s not quite the same company you’ll remember as the brand is now owned by a pair of Italian entrepreneurs and the Commodore PET is their baby. While the brand may have changed hands gaming is still present to a degree, as the PET will sport customized versions of the VICE C64 emulator and the Uae3All2-SDL Amiga emulator.

If you think the Commodore PET smartphone is just another mid-ranger, you thought wrong. The Commodore PET specs show a smartphone with punch thanks to a 64-bit MediaTek clocked at 1.7GHz and 3GB of RAM. That’s for the regular edition which also comes with 32GB of storage, while the “Lite” version will have the same chip, but 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Both versions will have a 5.5-inch FHD display to go along with a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie snapper. All the usual suspects are present in the connectivity department as well with the addition of 4G LTE and Dual-SIM connectivity. The Commodore PET smartphone will draw its juice from a 3,000mAh battery, and run a custom version of Android 5.0.

We’ve seen a number of affordable Android handsets this year, and you can add the Commodore PET to that list. The regular version is priced at $365 unlocked while the lite version will go for $300 and both come with 32GB microSD cards. The smartphone is set to launch in a variety of colors sometime this week with France, Germany, Italy and Poland mentioned in the initial wave and other regions coming at a later date

Commodore Smart

via – Wired

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