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Cricket Launches First Own-Brand Phone Made by Emblem

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Sep 23, 2019, 4:48 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Sep 25, 2019, 2:53 PM

Updated: Updated to mention Tinno, the actual manufacturer of the Icon.

Cricket has launched the Icon — a Cricket-branded, entry-level phone — for $80. The phone is manufactured by Tinno for Emblem Solutions, which launched a little under a year ago with a financial investment and strategic agreement from AT&T to provide exclusive phones and tablets to AT&T. Cricket is a brand of AT&T. Cricket is offering a unique 2-year warranty on the phone. The Icon runs Android 9 Go Edition. It has a 5.5-inch display, 2,500 mAh battery, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, MediaTek 6739 processor, 16 GB of storage, and a memory card slot.

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aeternavi

Sep 23, 2019, 6:50 PM

yikes

The 6739 processor was an entry level chip TWO YEARS AGO. Quad 1.5 so no wonder why it runs a Go version. It's not going to be able to handle anything other than the most mundane tasks.
It's intended to be the most affordable phone possible. So... yes.
At least its a 64-bit SoC, unlike what they could have put in there... like, say, a QC SD 212 SoC which is still 32-bit, and which is still used in some devices in our day. There are worse, and even less-capable, processors out there. The low-end so...
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