AllView the latest Windows Phone 8.1 licensee, two new local smartphones

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Hot on the heels of other recent additions to the Windows Phone 8.1 line-up, we have Romania's AllView announcing a pair of mid-range smartphones, under the model family 'Impera', presumably just for local European markets.

Details from the Allview site, summarised here.

First, launching in August at 170 Euros, is the Impera S, with a 5" 720p IPS display and a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU paired with 1GB of RAM. 8GB storage, dual-SIM 3G (Romania does have 4G, so this underlines the unambitious ambitions here), with 8MP main camera:

Impera S

Second up is the AllView Impera I, with a 4.7" 720p IPS display but otherwise identical internals to the 'S', it seems, though we don't yet know battery specs:

AllView Impera

The Impera I should come in slightly cheaper than the 'S'. Interestingly, both feature physical/capacitive controls, rather than the virtual controls that Nokia/Microsoft has been experimenting with.

The recent flood of licensees has been notable, now that Windows Phone is on a level playing field with Android in terms of license fees. In terms of availability, everyone's now waiting for WP 8.1 to be finalised and doing last minute testing, I suspect. The Autumn should see a lot of new Windows Phone-powered hardware hit worldwide markets.

Source / Credit: AllView