Promising to deliver high-end features on a budget, the San Francisco 2 touts a 3.5-inch touchscreen, Android 2.3 and a 5MP camera
A Preview of the Orange San Francisco 2
The long-awaited successor - also made by ZTE - arrives upgraded to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, compared to the original's dated Android 2.1 software. This will equip the phone with a redesigned interface, a more intuitive onscreen keypad, one-touch word selection copy and paste and improved speed and power management. Like the original San Francisco, however, it'll come equipped with the usual array of pre-installed Orange apps, such as Orange Wednesdays and Orange Apps.
Another stand-out features is the handset's 3.5-inch display, the same as the original with an identical 480 x 800 resolution. The comes powered by a boosted 800MHz single-core processor too, compared to it's sibling 600MHz effort. The design of the device has also been changed, and looks to sport a slimmer, blacker and more-stylish chassis. If anything like the original San Francisco, we're assuming it'll also be available in White.
Other specifications, although not officially confirmed by Orange, include; a 5 megapixel primary camera with autofocus and video capture, a front-facing videocall camera, up to 32GB of expandable memory, and HSDPA and WiFI connectivity.
Availability details for the Orange San Francisco II are still to be confirmed.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
Orange San Francisco 2 News
Orange has finally started selling the white Orange San Francisco 2, following its unveiling back in December. It’s not yet available on pay as you go, but you can grab a free San Francisco 2 in white on a 24 month £10.50 contract – although this’ll only get you 30 minutes, 500 texts and 100MB [...]
Orange has unveiled a pearly-white variants of the San Francisco 2, which has promptly been added to the network’s Coming Soon page. Besides its festive white-coloured casing, the phone sports identical specs to the its black-coloured brother. That means it’ll arrive running on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread software, which will dress its 3.5-inch capacitive screen. [...]
The Orange San Francisco 2 has today gone on sale in the UK, just one week after the handset got official. As promised, pay monthly customers can grab a free San Francisco II handset an 24 month £10.50 tariff, although this’ll get you a mere 30 minutes, 500 texts and 100MB of mobile data. We’d [...]
Orange has officially outed the San Francisco II, having uploaded a video of the budget phone in action. SoMobileÂ exclusively uncoveredÂ the Orange SanÂ FranciscoÂ II last week, having spied the ZTE-made phone on the network’s Help & Support pages. Conor Maples, PR Manager at Orange UK, has now officially confirmed the second-gen San Francisco, revealing what we can [...]
The Orange San Francisco II will reportedly land in the UK on November 21, costing £99 on pay as you go. That,Â bizarrely, is according to a post on HotUKDeals, which reveals that the phone will be available on November 21 for £99 including £10 top-up, while existing customers will be able to bag the phone [...]
Orange has accidentally confirmed the San Francisco II, the sequel to last year’s best-selling San Francisco. Although not yet formally official, we’ve spotted the handset’s on the network’s Help and Support page – which reveals full pretty-much full all you need to know about the ZTE-made smartphone. As expected, the San Francisco 2 will arrive [...]
Orange San Francisco 2 Specifications
117mm x 58.5mm x 10.6mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.5 inches
Resolution: 480 x 800
External: microSD up to 16GB
A-GPS with maps
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Talk Time: 290 minutes
Standby Time: 240 hours
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.264, H.263