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Jetway Alfar 560 Motherboard Maker Prepares its First Smartphone (Video)

Jetway is a company that makes motherboards and now even they have gotten into the smartphone game, by announcing the Alfar 560 smartphone at Computex 2012. Initially rumored to be merely a clone of the Galaxy Note, this model doesn’t have anything to do with Samsung’s 5.3 inch phablet, looking more like something Huawei or LG would create. Meet the Jetway Alfar 560, a reference design for OEMs, that can be rebranded easily:

The handset is a low to midrange affair, with a 650 MHz MTK6575 processor, a 5.1 inch 800 x 480 pixel display, 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, a 0.3MP camera at the front and a 5 megapixel one at the back. It’s also a dual SIM piece of work, with support for both WCDMA and GSM. The design is decent, we get a removable battery and the only bad thing here is how bulky this model is. It’s very likely that this model will never make it to the US, but people in Asia, Middle East or South America may get it.

Jetway announced it will ship the Alfar 560 to those regions and I suppose the price will be a very good one, most likely around $150, if I were to speculate. It’s strange to see a 5+ inch screen working in tandem with a 650 MHz processor, but we’ve seen stranger stuff…