Coship BVC is one of a bunch of new ODM partners for Microsoft and Windows Phone and at Mobile World Congress we managed to snag one for a first look. As is becoming less unusual, Coship offers the X1 in two varieties: One with Windows Phone, one with Android. The two are identical in terms of the hardware, just offered with a choice of different software.
Specs wise we're looking at:
- 5.5-inch HD or Full HD display with Gorilla Glass
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage with microSD expansion
- 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash
- 5MP front camera
- 2600mAh battery
There's a good mix of affordable hardware and premium design and construction. The back of the X1 is glass, the sizes are rounded off with a metallic (but not metal) type of finish and it looks really nice. Oh, and it's water and dust resistant. Something not exactly common in the Windows Phone ecosystem, but the X1 can take a dunking and come out unscathed.
As Coship BVC isn't an OEM, but an ODM, there's a chance that this phone may eventually appear in selected markets around the world with different branding. Similar to how the Blu Win HD just launched in India under the Xolo badge. If it does end up in your part of the world, it might be worth taking a look at. It's not the highest of the high end, but there's definitely some 'flagship quality' features. And you can drop it in the toilet without destroying it.
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