Marshall London hands-on: the smartphone for music lovers (Video)

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As we remarked when just taking a look at the ASUS ZenWatch 2, one of the great things about trade shows is having the chance to finally check out already-launched hardware in person for the first time. Back in July, we first told you about a smartphone with some branding you might not expect, as the Marshall London made its debut. This week in Berlin, we had the opportunity to take a look (but sadly, not a listen) of this audio-focused handset first-hand.

The Marshall London has the unusual distinction of packing a pair of headphone ports, ready to not only let you listen to some tunes with your high-quality headphones, but to also share the music with a friend – and allowing both of you to set independent volume levels. The rest of the hardware doesn’t sound particularly envelope-pushing, but this is a phone that’s not trying to be a jack of all trades.

We also pick up the promising news that, while no US networks have yet signed-on to carry the London, Marshall is in discussions with carriers in the hopes of bringing the phone over here. Take a look below to see what else we found out:

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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