image_56Yuhua, previously known as Yuhuatel, are a Chinese mobile ODM (original design maker) that have recently demonstrated a hardware reference design for use with the Android OS. The company already offer a few phones that run Java and Linux, such as the CPhone. Indeed, the General Mobile DSTL1 was based on a design by Yuhua. Their current customers include Alcatel-TCL and Wigimo, the latter of which is owned by Race Telecom who specialise in mobile solutions for children and parents.

According to Linux Devices, the Xphone-SDK runs Android on a PXA-310 SoC clocked to 624MHz making it very similar to the DSTL1. Similarly, it seems to come with the same 3-inch Sharp touchscreen and tri-band GPRS/EDGE capability. The Xphone design provides a 3 MP camera, WiFi and Bluetooth although GPS and accelerometers are missing. Specifications for the Xphone-SDK are listed after the jump.

  • Processor — Marvell PXA-310 624Mhz
  • Memory — 128MB SDRAM; 256MB internal ROM
  • Flash — MicroSD card slot for up to 16GB external
  • Cellular — 900/1800/1900MHz GPRS/EDGE
  • Display — 3-inch TFT WQVGA (240 x 400)
  • WiFi — 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth — Bluetooth 2.0
  • Camera — 3Mpix camera (no flash)
  • Video playback — H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, Codec 3GP
  • Audio playback — G-streamer based engine supports major codec media files, including MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI
  • Image support — JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
  • Web and messaging — HTTP, WAP Push, xHTML, SMS, MMS
  • Other features — Data kits for USB/JTAG connectivity
  • Battery — 1000mAh
  • Operating system — Android (Linux/Java)

Apparently Yuhua’s Xphone-SDK is available to OEMs now and if you want to pick up more information you can visit their (non-English) website here.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.