Aldi has not had a Smartphone in stock since the launch of their Aldi Mobile service back in March, when from all accounts it sold out; with many potential customers missing out on what seems to have been a limited run. Aldi advised that the original Bauhn Smartphone they stocked was an inital one-off ‘Special Buy’ which would only be available until sold out. The latest Aldi catalogue however shows a new Medion branded Smartphone to go on-sale from next Saturday the 13th of July, it also shows a repeat of the 3G enabled Bauhn 10″ tablet that went on-sale in early June.
The latest Aldi ‘Special Buy’ is for a Medion branded Smartphone which will sell for $149. It runs Android 4.1 on a Dual-Core 1GHz CPU has a 4″ WVGA(800×480) screen and comes in a dual-SIM format. It’s pre-loaded with some Apps straight off the bat, including Documents to Go, MEDION GoPal Outdoor App – a navigation app aimed at hikers, climbers, geocachers and cyclists – and a 30 day trial of Kaspersky Mobile Security, the Phone also includes Google Play access.
Full Specs, Medion E4002(MD 98388) :
- 4″ WVGA(800×480) touchscreen
- 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB internal storage with microSD slot up to 32 GBr
- 5.0MP Rear Camera & 0.3MP Front-Facing Camera
- WiFi, FM Radio, MP3 Player, Video Player & Bluetooth 4.0 function
- GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- UMTS (850/2100 MHz)
- Android 4.1
- 1,500mAh Li-Ion Battery
- 64x126x12mm @ 137 grams
You’ll receive the usual accessories in the box -Lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, USB data transfer/charging cable and Stereo headset, but if you want to get a little more for your new toy, there is an accessory pack available for $14.99 that includes a USB Car Charger, Earbuds and leather-look pouch to protect your phone.
The Bauhn WL-101QGC was previously on-sale as an Aldi ‘Special Buy’ back in early June, but in what seemed to be a first for an Android tablet at Aldi, did not seem to do that well. I personally saw left over stock at two stores a week after the promotion began. The tablet itself is fairly decent at the $249 price point, especially considering the 3G radio included.
Full Specs, Bauhn WL-101QGC :
- 10.1″ 1280 x 800 Resolution IPS Display
- QualComm MSM8225Q Quad Core 1.2Ghz
- 1GB DDR RAM
- 4 GB on-board storage + 16GB Micro SD Card included
- 5.0MP Auto Focus Rear Camera and 0.3MP Front facing Camera
- WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n,Bluetooth: 3.0, GPS,
- 3G: WCDMA 850 / 2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Android 4.1 Jellybean
- 6000mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Aldi will again be selling an accessory pack for the Bauhn tablet, which they also sold back in June. The tablet accessory pack includes a case, earphones, car charger and USB to DC cable for $19.99.
Both the Medion Smartphone and the Bauhn 3G tablet come with a One Year warranty as well as a 60 Day money back guarantee. They go on-sale next Saturday the 13th of July, check your local store for opening times.
Will you be getting either of these?