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Vizio’s 5-inch 1080p and 4.7-inch HD phones are coming to China

Vizio is planning to release two high-end smartphones with laminated high-resolution screens this year. Unfortunately, they will only be available in China. Why?
January 7, 2013

A few days into the first month of 2013, it’s obvious that the theme for many Android manufacturers this year is to release a device with a full HD display – be it phones, phablets, mini tablets, and tablets. Not to be left out is Vizio, who is jumping back into the smartphone market with not one, but two of its finest offerings.

Up for grabs from Vizio soon are a 5-inch 1080p phone and a 4.7-inch phone with HD display. Both handsets will come with dual SIM slots, and will — unfortunately — only be available in China.

According to The Verge, the laminated displays on the handsets are rather magnificent to look at. Equally pleasing is Vizio’s decision to ship them with stock Android Jelly Bean. The 5-inch handset will come with a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm CPU and 2GB of RAM, while the 4.7-inch model will have a dual-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek CPU and 1GB of RAM.

Vizio isn’t looking to release the two phones in America in the foreseeable future, partly because of the company’s bad experience with U.S. carriers in the past, but they should work on AT&T’s 3G network.