Now, instead of adding its tech to a smartphone, it has created a smartphone around its audio tech.
Onkyo Granbeat DP-CMX 1
The Onkyo Granbeat DP-CMX 1 looks classy in a typically soap-bar configured smartphone skin.
The user interface appears to have a black and green vibe going on through its 5-inch IPS display that pushes out a resolution of 1080 x 1920.
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 chipset. It is packing 3 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
The rear camera is a 16MP unit with the front facer coming in at 8MP.
The volume knob on the back of the handset looks to be borrowed from their DAP.
Playback has everything covered. We’re talking, DSD, DSF, DSD-IFF, MQA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, Ogg-Vorbis, MP3 and AAC.
Onkyo Granbeat DP-CMX 1 price and availability
The Granbeat was announced at a Japanese launch event on January 26th.
I am hoping it finds its way over to the UK. If/when it does, I am expecting an asking price the wrong side of a grand.