Ever since Microsoft dropped its licensing fees for Windows Phone, a range of manufacturers has lined up to join the platform. The latest to announce its Windows Phone plans is Romanian brand Allview, which has revealed two upcoming handsets, along with its first Windows 8.1 tablet.
First up is the Impera i, an ultra-thin device with a large 4.7-inch IPS LCD with HD (1280x720px) resolution. Just 7.2mm-thick, it features a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. It also includes an 8MP rear camera with flash and a 2MP front-facing camera, as well as dual-SIM support. Theres no 4G LTE, but you will be able to get HSPA+ speeds of up to 42Mbps. The Impera i will go on sale for 699 RON (roughly $217 USD / €159 EUR / £128 GBP).
The second Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Allview is the Impera S. It has a slightly larger 5-inch IPS LCD screen with the same resolution, protected by Dragontrail Glass, which has also been used on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia Z2 and Fairphone. Its specs appear otherwise identical to the Impera i, but the larger display nudges the price up to 749 RON ($232 / €171 / £137).
Alongside the two Windows Phones, Allview has also revealed its first Windows 8.1 device, featuring an 8-inch IPS LCD with 1280x800px resolution. Built on Windows 8.1 with Bing - the version of the OS for low-cost devices - it also includes a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735E processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with a microSD slot supporting cards up to 32GB. A 5MP camera can be found on the back, with a 2MP camera up front. The Impera i8 tablet will be sold for 849 RON ($263 / €193 / £155).
As WPCentral reports, the two handsets are expected to begin shipping August, but theres no info yet on a planned release date for the tablet.