Retro '80s computer brand Commodore returns with an Android smartphone
The PET phone
Commodore was once a thriving computer brand 30 years ago, found in countless homes, boasting (at the time) cutting-edge and popular gaming capabilities. But the retro brand has struggled to stay relevant in the crowded and rapidly progressing tech market. In a new move to reenter to the scene, Commodore is launching a new smartphone offering – Commodore PET.
The Android smartphone sports a 5.5-inch IPS 1920×1080 resolution display made of Gorilla Glass 3, the phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz Mediatek 64-bit octa-core processor. It also has a 13 MP Sony camera with a f/2.0 aperture, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and dual-SIM 4G connectivity.
Fans of the original computer brand will enjoy the bundled emulators that will allow users to play classic Commodore 64 games. The Commodore PET smartphone will be available in 16GB and 32GB versions in the European market later this month.