XDA Developers forum to launch a high-spec Android smartphone dubbed Labphone with developer friendly features. Runs on stock Android OS, the fully customizable XDA Labphone power a Snapdragon 820 SoC, Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB DDR4 RAM and 4500mAh battery. It will have a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 32GB internal memory and more.
XDA Developers is the most popular forum for smartphones, especially for Android smartphones and the announcement of Labphone shows that it is stepping into the hardware business. The proposed Labphone will be fully customizable, open source and comes with guaranteed timely software updates (it will not take more than two weeks after Google releases the update)
Regarding the camera, the XDA Labphone will have the same camera sensor of the Nexus 5X and 6P (12.3MP) for rear camera, but with OIS 2.0 and some very nifty camera features like Focal fame. The 8MP front-facing camera lets you shoots selfies and handles video chats.
Comes packed with a 4500nAh removable battery that will last a day or more of use without issue, the Labphone will also feature Quick Charge 3.0 and supports wireless charging. It will take just one hour and 20 minutes to fully charge the battery or two and a half hours using the wireless charging back cover.
The phone is fully customizable with themes and modes and you will be able to flash custom ROMs via built in TWRP recovery. However, you will do not have to be a developer to really enjoy the XDA Labphone.
As said above, the XDA Labphone will be running on the stock Android operating system with no filler and no bloatware apps. Pricing and ETA (expected time of arrival) not yet revealed. (Source – XDA)
Update: The XDA Labphone was just an April Fools joke. “It made for an entertaining April Fools. We hope that you stayed in the ranks of the skeptics and enjoyed the ride as much as we did”. Read more about here.