SAN DIEGO, February 2, 2015 – InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) announced today the launch of its first selfie-focused verykool® S5015 smartphone. Nicknamed the Spark II, the S5015 features an 8-megapixel high-quality rear camera with dual flash as well as a selfie-friendly 5-megapixel front-facing, auto-focus camera with LED flash.
The Spark II is housed within an ultra-thin 8mm streamlined chassis, powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor and equipped with Android 4.4 KitKat. The phone features a 5-inch (1280x720p) HD IPS-LCD display with “one glass solution” and full lamination. Designed to help capture all of life’s special moments, the Spark II’s auto-focus rear camera has a built-in editor and live view while the front-facing camera includes a pre-loaded application that lets users take hands-free selfies thanks to a whistle-detecting camera.
“According to Twitter, 2014 was officially declared ‘The Year of the Selfie’, so it was important for us to give our customers a feature that is clearly important to them – the ability to capture the perfect selfie – even in low lighting situations, with a sleek and beautifully designed phone,” said Joseph Ram, InfoSonics president and chief executive officer. “Whether at a nightclub, concert or camping under the stars, the Spark II will provide adequate light to ensure correct exposure and sharp details for endless, sharable selfies. It also comes fully accessorized with a Faux leather smart jacket, high-end fidelity headset, UL-certified travel charger and micro USB data cable, screen protector and microfiber cloth. ”
InfoSonics noted the following additional details of the S5015:
• 4G HSPA+ (850/1900/AWS1700-2100); – works on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks as well as many MVNO’s and prepaid platforms
• 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, external storage via microSD up to 32 GB
• Dual SIM
• Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB tethering, Bluetooth v4.0,
GPS with A-GPS and USB data port
• SMS and MMS messaging plus push e-mail, IM and SNS
• Multimedia player and recorder, HD 720p video recording
• 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery (Standby time: Up to 13 days | Talk time: Up to 13 hours)
• Speakerphone, proximity/ambient light/gravity sensor, blue indication light and 3.5mm audio jack
The verykool® S5015 is available now as a dual SIM for operator customers and the open market. Suggested retail price: $179.90 (U.S.). To learn more about the device, visit the verykool® website at http://www.verykool.net/Products/S5015
About InfoSonics Corporation
InfoSonics is a San Diego-based manufacturer and provider of wireless handsets and related products to carriers, distributors and consumers throughout the U.S. and Latin America under the verykool® brand. InfoSonics is committed to delivering quality products that offer high-end design and impressive functionality at affordable prices. Additional information can be found at www.infosonics.com and www.verykool.net.
Except for the factual statements made herein, the information contained in this news release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as “believes,” “hopes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “anticipates” and variations thereof, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and our actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation: (1) customer acceptance of the new S5015 handset; (2) our ability to continue to differentiate our products, including the S5015, from the competition; (3) significant changes in supplier terms and relationships or shortages in component or product supply; (4) extended general economic downturn in world markets; (5) inability to secure adequate supply of competitive products on a timely basis and on commercially reasonable terms; (6) inability to attract new sources of profitable business from expansion of products or services or risks associated with entry into new markets, including geographies, products and services; and (7) rapid product improvement and technological changes leading to changes in consumer demand for multimedia wireless handset products and features. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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