Last week at Mobile World Congress 2019, Condor Electronics introduced its new premium smartphone. The Allure X sports a large AMOLED display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a higher-end MediaTek SoC, and advanced imaging capabilities. Meanwhile as a premium-tier product as opposed to an outright high-end flagship phone, Condor is building and pricing the Allure X relatively conservatively, intending to sell the phone for around €300.

The Condor Allure X is equipped with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display featuring a 2340x1080 resolution, laid out in a 19.5:9 (2.17:1) aspect ratio. The display is an important selling point of the smartphone as it spans across the entire front surface of the handset. To make it possible, Condor had to use a pop-up 8 MP front camera as well as an in-screen fingerprint scanner. As for the main camera, it's comprised of two modules: a 16 MP RGB camera and a 5 MP depth sensor, which are paired with a LED flash.

The Allure X is powered by MediaTek’s P70 SoC (4x Arm Cortex-73, 4x Arm Cortex-A53, Arm Mali G72-MP3 graphics, Cat-7 DL/Cat-13 UL 4G/LTE) and paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of NAND flash storage. The smartphone also features all the usual sensors: accelerometer, gravity, gyro, light, proximity, and magnetic.

Condor is equipping the Allure X handset with a 3,500-mAh battery, which is in-line with other large smartphones available on the market today.

The Allure X will be available in the near future with Google’s Android 9.0 operating system. As noted above, the  handset is aimed at the premium, sub-flagship market, with Condor aiming to get the phone out for around €300. And while the phone isn't intended to go toe-to-toe with the flagship phones from the bigger vendors, this is still a very aggressive price for a phone with such a large and advanced AMOLED display. One of the reasons why Condor prices its Allure X phone this way is because of its domestic market of Algeria. Another reason is, perhaps, because the company wants to expand beyond its home turf, and needs to compete against better-known players.

In that respect, the launch of the Allure X is part of a larger effort by Condor to break into the wider global marketplace. Right now the company is better known as a consumer electronics brand from Algeria, where it supplies everything from smart watches to washing machines to tablets to refrigerators. So getting traction in the larger and very high profile smartphone market would help expand the company's brand significantly.

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  • erple2 - Sunday, March 31, 2019 - link

    I think that someone isn't thinking correctly. It is true that all volatile storage isn't ROM, but it's also not true that all non-volatile storage is ROM. Solid state storage can be written to, and thus doesn't count as ROM.
  • Xajel - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    Few questions:
    1. 3.5mm ?
    2. microSD slot ?
    3. Any other similar product with such a price ?

    If it has the first two, then it might be the perfect phone to watch movies/tv shows.
  • ads295 - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    Before getting too excited we should understand if this is actually a well thought out product with optimised software running things rather than a bunch of outsourced components assembled and sold in a package. Stuff like display calibration (if only for the white point) and proper kernel optimisation for the CPU along with tuned camera software is what really adds value, amongst other things.
    Also, would be very interesting if this was manufactured in Algeria.
  • cpkennit83 - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    Extremely unlikely. Probably something like BQ. marketed and supported in spain, made in china
  • zodiacfml - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    Feels like a rebrand of the Oppo or Vivo phones.
  • ksec - Thursday, March 7, 2019 - link

    Which annoys me, why isn't there a single word on it in the article whether this is true not.

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