In their latest catalogue special starting this Saturday 24th January, Aldi will be selling the Medion Life 4.5″ P4502 (MD 98942) Android mobile device for $149.
The Medion phone certainly has a different design aesthetic than some of the previous handsets released by Aldi under other monikers such as Bauhn, and looking at the specs, it looks pretty reasonable inside as well as out.
The full list of specs include:
- 4.5″ qHD IPS Display (960 x 540)
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
- 8 GB internal memory (approx. 3 GB free), expandable to 32 GB via MicroSD card
- 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing
- WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, FM radio
- Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)
- 1,700 mAh li-ion battery
The only disappointing (but probably not surprising) fact about the Medion Life 4.5″ P4502 (MD 98942) smartphone is that it does come with Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) instead of the current Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s not known if an update will be made available, but it seems unlikely, so this might be worth considering if purchasing. However the device is unlocked and as far as we can gather only comes with 3G wireless connectivity instead of LTE.
The combination of a 4.5″ screen, 3G only connectivity and a less-powerful processor may mean, though, that this is a phone which will have fairly decent battery life, despite the rating of 1,700 mAh for the battery.
As like any other previous smartphones Aldi have sold, it is presumed that the Medion Life 4.5″ P4502 (MD 98942) will sell out like hot cakes, so you might want to head down to your local Aldi store to ensure you get your hands on the phone before they sell out.