Straight out of China comes a type of handset that we’ve forgotten about: a music phone. The name is Koobee Muse M1 and this model is priced at $148, which is pretty affordable.
The handset packs a 4.5 inch qHD display and integrates dual front speakers, one at the top and one at the bottom, like the HTC One. It has a 1700 mAh battery, runs Android 4.2 and uses dual SIM slots. The handset integrates the Baidu Music service within its own music and supports streaming free music through the dual external speakers.
Other technologies included here are the Wolfson DAC chip and Yamaha amplifier. At the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera, while upfront we’ve got a 2 megapixel shooter with 88 degree wide angle, ideal for selfies. Finally, the Koobee Muse M1 has 1 GB of RAM and a quad core MediaTek 1.3 GHz CPU. Odds are very small we’ll ever see this out of China.