Recently, a couple of common themes have been surfacing while talking to our readers:
- Getting sick and tired of spending a small fortune on new mobile devices every year (or even every other year)
- Having had enough of manufacturers charging more for their devices than you’d spend on a new laptop
If all you want to do is to get your hands on new technology that works wonders here in Australia and New Zealand, you are in luck. Aspera Mobiles, based out of Sydney here in Australia, is shaking things up in the world of mobile devices. They are making sure that Aussies finally get a chance to get their hands on top-tier technology without spending a mountain of money along the way.
The Aspera Wren that was released a short while ago was an almost instant success. It took full advantage of the Android operating system and offered flagship smartphone technology at a dramatically discounted price.
The Wren was arguably the phone that helped to put them on the map. It has a 5.3-inch display, took advantage of a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, and was ready-made for travel right out of the box with the ability to leverage two different 4G SIM cards.
Fast forward to today and Aspera are prepping for their next major launch. Two more new flagship devices are being added to the Aspera product lineup – the Jazz 2 and the F40.
The Jazz 2 is (no surprise here) the follow-up device to the original Jazz. A little more compact with a screen measuring 4.95 inches diagonally, it also takes advantage of Android 9.0. The Jazz 2 features the same 1.5 GHz quad-core processor highlighted above.
Sleek, slim, and compact this phone is lightning fast without blowing holes in your bank account.
The F40, on the other hand, isn’t exactly going to be for everyone. The F40 has a specific target market in mind. It’s going to be perfect for folks that aren’t at all interested in carrying around a “smartphone” or dealing with the bells, whistles, and extra features.
Akin to Nokia bringing back an old design, this is an old school flip phone/clamshell form factor – at least on the surface, anyway.
Under the hood, it takes advantage of high-speed hardware. The F40 utilises next-generation processors and works on both 3G and 4G mobile signal networks. It makes it perfect for those that want to use this phone on both Australian and New Zealand networks (or anywhere else around the world, for that matter).
The keypad is designed for easy use and quick texting. That said, the whole phone is rugged, durable, and designed to “just work” straight out of the box all at a price point that is next to impossible to beat.
At the end of the day, if you want a mobile device manufacturer that takes customer feedback seriously have a look at Aspera. They use the feedback to inform future device decisions. A great Aussie phone company taking on the big players, we will continue to have a closer look at everything that Aspera Mobiles brings to the table. Stay tuned for a hands-on review of their upcoming handsets.