Iconic and popular amplifier manufacturer Marshall has released its new Android smartphone called London that it says is designed specifically for music lovers.
If you go for this one, you would get a button on top of the phone which will take you to your music library. Even if you're not carrying your headphones, that won't be a problem as the phone's two front-facing speakers and two audio outputs should be enough for you.
Moving away from the traditional volume buttons on the phone's side, Marshall has introduced gold-accented scroll wheels that you can use to tweak volume levels on the London. Also introduced is a pair of microphones to record songs and to assist with noise cancellation during calls.
Suggesting that even music pros can find the phone charming, London can help DJs mix their recordings and music files using Marshall's home-grown app. The app can also combine music sources from streaming apps like Spotify with you own music library. DJs can also use the two audio outputs together at the same time to mix new tracks via headphones.
Developed by Zound Industries in concert with Creoir, Finnish mobile tech experts, London is slated to be the only smartphone capable of doing justice to the best rock music tracks in the world. It can play old FLAC formats that will bring old music collections back to life. The phone also features enhanced bass technology and a dedicated hifi-grade sound card.
The phone was conceptualised and developed in Oulu, Finland- a city that signifies a formidable mobile phone design pedigree, having been the home of Nokia's handset designing and manufacturing operations. The city is also famous for its once-flourishing rock culture and live music festivals.
Marshall claims to provide the best in class audio quality with the Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub processor embedded inside the London. The company will also give you customised headphones from its own stock.
In case London lands up in the hands of someone who doesn't really feel much about music, it's Android Lollipop infrastructure, a 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 720 pixels, a Snapdragon 410 processor, a 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,500 mAh battery will be enough to work around just like with the most popular mid-range phones.
In case you're interested, you can pre-order a London phone for around £399 now or wait till August 21 if you would like to do a hands-on first. We would surely like to do one of our own soon.