Originally Posted by vind_r
Found this when I was exploring the menu options. Please find below additional details and specifications of this phone. (have also attached two photos of the W990 - obviously, other than the branding, it looks exactly same as mi-500).
Hope this information helps those of us creating custom ROMs etc.
BTW - this forum is not allowing me to post links
Konka W990 3G WCDMA Android4.0 MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz Dual Sim 4.0"WVGA 5.0MP
Konka W990, 3G WCDMA, Android4.0, MT6577 Dual Core 1.0GHz, Dual Sim, 4.0"WVGA, 5.0MP, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Smartphone, Wifi, GPS, FM radio, Multi-touch, Schedule Power on/off
Brand / Model
CPU: MTK6577 ARMv7 Cortex-A9 Dual-core 1.0GHz
GPU: PowerVR SGX531 Ultra
RAM : 512MB / ROM : 4GB eMMC
MAX supports 32GB Class 12 Micro SD Memory Card (TF-Card)
143 x 77.4 x 10.5mm
205g with battery
5.0" WVGA, 480 x 800, 16M Colors (TBD),TFT-LCD
Capacitive Multi Touch Screen
Dual Sim, supports W+G / G+G
2G：GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 900/1800/1900 MHz
Built In GPS & A.GPS
Bluetooth with EDR & A2DP
Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, supports Wi-Fi hotspot
micro USB 2.0
Back 5.0 mega pixel / Auto Focus / Flash LED
Front 0.3 mega pixel, supports Skype Video Calls
Support to shoot 3GP 720P (1280x720) with sound, Max 30 mins.
Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc.
MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. / 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Beats Audio
G-sensor, P-Sensor, L-Sensor, FM radio, Wifi, GPS, Multi-touch, Dual SIM, Schedule Power on/off
- Li-ion Batteries 2350mAh x 1
- Earphone / 3.5 mm Audio Jack
- USB Cable
More information taken from the Chinese site on Konka w990 - of course, Spice have deactivated some of the Chinese specific functions like cloud storage, chinese voice recognition, chinese character input using stylus etc
Please note that the text below is taken from the Chinese website and so is obviously in highly tortured english!!!!
An atmospheric appearance, craftsmanship, taste of the election
● Konka dual-core using the large international companies, auto-sensing holster, opening the lid bright screen, closing lid put out the screen, user-friendly operation with thoughtful design, all-round for you to consider.
● innovation process stainless steel mold injection, the border is more narrow, thinner body, higher strength and feel better. The three-dimensional laser engraving process battery cover, delicate texture, comfortable non-slip.
● unique ultra-fine capacitive stylus, the industry-leading, then the complexity of Chinese characters can be accurately written, designed specifically for the Chinese people are used to.
Cortex-A9 architecture 1GHz dual-core CPU , a leading architecture, dual-core configuration, powerful performance
● Konka dual-core 40nm ultimate craft new Cortex-A9 architecture CPU 1Ghz dual-core ultra-high configuration with DDR2 high frequency memory the eMMC memory technology, performance almost equal to the top level bring more speed operation experience, the menu switch fast and smooth multitasking operating hand in hand.
● Built-in independent graphics processor GPU responsible for 2D/3D graphics calculations accelerated par with high-end performance, smooth running Need for Speed Urban GT 3D fighting game, more brilliant screen.
3. support the Android4.0 operating systems, smart to experience a new upgrade
● Konka dual-core support Android4.0 intelligent operating system faster, more fluid menu to switch, and more powerful.
● innovative face recognition unlock function, quick screen shot, panorama, font adjustment, image editing, and new features, bringing a new exceptional operating experience.
4. 5.0 -inch WVGA high-definition capacitive touch screen, open full HD Horizons
● Konka dual-core with a 5.0 inch wide viewing angle, resolution up to 800 × 480 , colorful, bright and clear.
● High sensitivity capacitive touch screen, supports multi-touch, free to stretch the picture, web pages, quickly and accurately reflect the humane new experience.
5. 500 megapixel AF autofocus camera, support LED flash, easily record a wonderful life
● Konka dual-core built-in 500 million pixel high-definition camera, super photosensitive ability to support AF autofocus with LED flash, ready to record the wonderful life lens effects comparable professional digital cameras, and more support for bar code scanning, business card recognition application.
● Independent front camera, video telephony, network video chat, self-timer ... casual.
● more support 720P HD video playback, playback, and easy to record high-definition video, ready to watch, delicate and smooth screen.
. cloud computing, cloud storage, cloud application Trinity, experience Intelligent era leading technology.
● Konka dual-core super cloud computing technology and support original handwriting function, can any handwritten the hybrid input text, letters, numbers, symbols, Bifeng free to choose the color, presented exclusively for your pen wind Wencai via MMS form of microblogging, e-mail, send a share.
● support the intelligent cloud applications - KOVO - Konka intelligent cloud voice system, the leading Chinese language understanding and recognition engine to achieve a number of functions, artificial intelligence and language exchanges and communication between the user and the phone.
● support for secure cloud storage, the configuration Mycloud private cloud server, fragmentation segmentation, multiple encryption and multiple backup cloud technology, free oversized exclusive space, so you can be anywhere, anytime remote access cloud backup photos, contacts, files, etc. .
7 , WIFI , GPS , Bluetooth, everything, QQ , microblogging, living navigation, HIFI music ...... rich smart applications, unlimited wonderful all in one.
---------- Post added at 11:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:16 AM ----------
Originally Posted by vind_r
Have used multiple camera apps - all end up looking similar - there seems to be some weird OS/firmware level bug that creates horrible pictures. On the veiwfinder screen, things looks balanced - when clicked and opened, everything is over saturated. Definitely needs a software update/camera firmware update to correct this
My mi-500 does not have a magnetic sensor (or it has been deactivated at the OS level). No software recognises/identifies any sort of magnetic sensor and no compass or map app shows this either. Have used multiple android system informers/elixer/compass type apps - all report that there is no magnetic sensor.
---------- Post added at 04:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:50 PM ----------
Does anyone else with a Mi-500 also have the same camera problems? And does any other Mi-500 have a compass/magnetic sensor in it?? Could I have received a dud Mi-500 with these two problems?
Confirmed that the Mi-500 does NOT have any magnetic sensor or compass (the original chinese version also excludes compass/magnetic sensor in its descriptions. So, its not just my phone - all Mi-500s lack a compass.
Tried using Google Navigate without compass - works quite well and maps out orientation well - only problem is when you are stationary - then, it does not show which direction one has to start out. But, after 5 mins of usage, did not have too many problems.