The name may not be familiar to many but in recent years Mitashi has not only been offering us a range of budget handheld gaming consoles. But it has always been edging closer to bringing us something a little different. And now it has introduced the Mitashi Play Thunderbolt has this latest gaming smartphone got what it takes to compete with its high spec peers?
The layout of the new phone includes a 5-inch display screen, with 1280×720 resolution, centered between 6 function buttons down one side and a frictionless thumbstick along the other. This sturdy little device also features green plastic beveled highlights around the edges of the gadget giving it a cool slick look which just further enhances its appeal.
The Thunderbolt unfortunately does weigh in at a not so impressive 300 grams, which isn’t exactly lightweight when you consider other smartphones out there on the market. But we’re not just here to reflect on the aesthetical aspects of the new gaming device, we need to know how it handles itself as the next handheld gaming experience.
Powered by Android Jellybean, with a KitKat version also currently in the works, and kitted out with a 1.2Ghz MediaTek quad core MT6589 processor with a PowerVR SGX 554Mhz GPU it certainly has just about enough under the hood to appease gamers out there. However, being packed with only 1GB of RAM there’s bound to be some frustrating moments when it comes to the loading up and ongoing advanced play of the many more memory heavy games out there that may prove a little too much for the handset to handle.
With the mobile gaming market set to explode this year there’s no better time than now to bring a fresh-faced gaming smartphone to the table. There’s already a predicted $25 billion in sales for both smartphone and tablet gaming during this year which is huge 42% increase from that of 2013. A boost that’s influenced greatly by the increase of online mobile operators and the likes of popular sites and services such as freebets casino going mobile and bringing their games to the mobile market.
It’s an exciting time for the industry and this is definitely another positive step for Mitashi. It might not be quite on par at the moment with its rivals out there but the Mitashi Play Thunderbolt certainly has a lot going for it and there’s some clear and exciting potential from the newbies.