Aldi have released their specials for the next week and there are a couple of Android goodies to tempt us. Starting Wednesday morning you’ll be able to grab a Bauhn Sphere 5.5″ dual-SIM smartphone or a Cocoon branded Android streaming media player Kodi from the discount supermarket chain.
Bauhn Sphere 5.5
Bauhn have been a mainstay of the Aldi Smartphone range, with a 5.0″ phone under their belt last time, they’ve upped their screensize to 5.5″ to try their luck in the phablet market. So lets have a look at the updated Bauhn Sphere smartphone.
The full list of specs include:
- 5.5″ IPS LCD Display (540 x 960)
- 1.3GHz Quad Core MT6582 CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Memory, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD
- 8MP rear camera, 2MP front facing
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 3000mAh Battery
- Network Connectivity:
- 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 850/2100 MHz
- Android 4.4 (Kit-Kat)
Whilst it is a little disappointing to see that the Bauhn Sphere won’t include 4G, which seems to be a new standard when it comes to devices now-a-days at least, it’s a decentish enough spec especially with the 3,000mAh battery onboard. It is disappointing to see that the Sphere will come with Android 4.4 (Kit-Kat) instead of Android 5.0 (Lollipop) especially considering an update to lollipop is probably not likely.
The Bauhn Sphere 5.5′ Dual Sim Smartphone will go on sale for $229 from next Wednesday at your local Aldi Store and it is worthwhile to mention that like previous smartphone sold through Aldi, they tend to run out very quickly.
Cocoon/Kodi Android Media Player
Next up, we have the Cocoon/Kodi Android media player, it’s not Aldi’s first run at a streaming media player, with some people having success installing XBMC(Kodi as it’s now called) on the last one. It’s no Nexus Player (or even Shield Console) with a fairly low-end spec list, but for the price it looks like a decent option.
The limited list of specs from Aldi include:
- Preloaded software (Kodi Entertainment suite)
- Android 4.2.2
- 8GB internal memory expandable via USB or microSD to 32GB
- Built-in WiFi
- Ethernet port
- 2 x USB ports
- HDMI output
If you are interested in the Cocoon/Kodi Android Media Player, it will be available from your local Aldi Store next Wednesday 25 March for $79.99 and just like the Bauhn Sphere smartphone, the Cocoon/Kodi Android Media Player may run out quite fast.