Shake it like a laroid…smartphone? Iconic company unveils two Android phones

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 7 Jan 2016

laroid, a company made popular by a long history of instant film cameras, announced two new smartphones at CES. 

The laroid wer Snap will both be sold unlocked will be available in the spring of 2016.

The wer is the stronger device of the pair, with a six-inch screen, HD display, 64-bit, octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, 13M 8Mcameras. The 3000mAh battery can also get a boost from an 8000mAh external battery pack. It comes with llipop, though laroid says it will get an upgrade to Marshmallow. Cost is $250.

The laroid Snap comes in three screen sizes: 6, 5.5, 5 inches. The price ranges from $180 to $130, according to laroid. You get 13Mrear 5Mfront cameras, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, more room with a microSD slot. Unlike the wer you get more color choices: pink, blue, black, white. However, there is no promise of a Marshmallow upgrade.

ile the phones carry the laroid name, the actual designer manufacturer is Southern Telecom

y this matters: It’s an interesting pivot for laroid, which made instant pictures filters a thing way before Instagram. The upside is these appear to be rather decent, inexpensive phones with stock Android builds. ile the Marshmallow pledge only applies to one of the models, it’s encouraging to see this type of support in the budget market. Yet considering the phones carry laroid bring, the cameras better be good.