Covia Breez X5 launched in Japan, features dual SIM and LTE

Another Japanese OEM called Covia has churned out Breez X5, a Windows 10 Mobile budget smartphone powered with dual SIM slots. The Covia Breez X5 is a 5 inch smartphone and is being sold SIM free in Japan for 24,800 Yen which is about 227 dollars. Since it is SIM free, you can use this device on any network.

Covia Breez X5

Japan is one of the few markets where the share of windows phone / windows 10 mobile has actually increased and it is definitely great to see more and more OEMs (like Vaio, Mouse Computers) chiming in to bump up the WP marketshare.

OS: Windows 10 Mobile
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8909 (Snapdragon 210)
RAM: 1GB
storage: 8GB
Display: 5 inches IPS (1,280 x 720)
camera: 2 MP front camera / 8 mega pixel rear camera
communication: W-CDMA (Band 1,6 , 19) / LTE (Band 1,3,19 ) + microSIM × 2
network: 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
input and output: microUSB audio, microSD
battery: 2500mAh and yes, it is removable
size: 144.2 × 72.1 × 8.95 mm / 148 grams

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Screen makes use of IPS tech so it should have nice viewing angles. Performance wise, the Covia Breez X5 should be similar to the Microsoft Lumia 550 which packs identical CPU, memory and screen resolution. Here is its official press release (Japanese).


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