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‘Budget’ iPhone shown off using assembled parts

More and more leaks of the casing for the “budget” iPhone have been emerging in recent weeks, and now we have a better idea of what the handset could look like when fully assembled. Techdy has paired the plastic casing with a 4-inch display, snapping some high quality photos and video in the process.

Techdy even gave some impressions of what the phone feels like when fully assembled. The 4-inch display looks to be the same one that Apple currently uses for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch, with the bottom of the device also bearing the same ports and holes as Apple’s flagship phone. The case for the phone, however, is polycarbonate, with Techdy describing it as sturdier than the Samsung Galaxy S4.

As if that wasn’t enough, the company is going to produce a knock-off version of the budget iPhone that runs Android. Specs for the device will include the same 4-inch 1136×640 IPS display used on the iPhone 5, along with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 2,300mAh battery. The company is looking to produce a small run of the device – dubbed the Basic Bear – and sell it for $199.

Recent reports have suggested that Apple is looking to produce the “budget” iPhone in multiple colours, with the company apparently aiming for a release later in the year. It’s still not clear, however, what kind of speifications the device will carry, or what price point Apple is aiming to hit.


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