Smartisan Technology Introduces Smartisan OS 3.1 Including Revolutionary Open Source Features

SHANGHAI -- Smartisan Technology introduces a new operating system, Smartisan OS 3.1, with over 200 new features and improvements, delivering a more enjoyable and efficient user experience. Smartisan Technology plans to open source two of OS 3.1's innovative features – "Big Bang" and "One Step" – which it hopes will become the new standard for the next generation of Android phones and secure its future as a solid contributor to the Android community.

The announcement came with the unveiling of the newest additions to Smartisan Technology's smartphone lineup, the M1 and M1L. The new M-Series phones feature top-of-the-industry hardware configurations and stunning craftsmanship. The M1 and M1L began sales in China on Smartisan's official website and other major Chinese ecommerce platforms such as, Tmall, Suning and Yihaodian, beginning from 11 p.m. on Oct 18.

Robust New Operating System: Introducing Smartisan OS 3.1

Smartisan launched its new OS 3.1 operation system at 10 p.m. on October 18, 2016. Among the 200 new and upgraded functions, the new OS includes a voice input system that offers 97% accuracy for dictated text. The new system also adds two revolutionary new features: "One Step" and "Big Bang".

With "One-Step", users can easily drag-and-drop most file types, including pictures, documents or snippets of text from one app to another, or send them to any contact. Similar to how one "drags-and-drops" files on a PC, this feature significantly improves the efficiency of interaction between different APPs.

"Big Bang" solves the editing problem on the mobile screen. Through "Big Bang", users can select sentences or paragraphs and separate them into smaller fragments. Users can then easily select, search, edit or share the selected words. Big Bang goes beyond basic text editing, and allows users to edit words within photos as well.

These two features improve efficiency of use, allowing users to enjoy the freedom and control of their content which was previously only available on the desktop.

Slick New Hardware

Inheriting the concise and elegant design philosophy of all Smartisan product lines, the Smartisan M-Series smartphones employ a symmetrical design with buttons on both sides of a seamless metal mid-frame. The M-Series boldly adapts new materials and manufacturing technologies, combining the proximity sensor and receiver to ensure a sleek, unique design. Both phones are available in Mocha-Gold Leather, White-Matte Aluminum or a limited-edition White-Chrome Stainless Steel.

M1 offers 4G RAM + 32G of storage and the M1L offers 4G RAM + 32G or 6G + 64G storage. Both phones use the new generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 mobile processor, which runs at a top speed of 2.35GHz and gives the M1/M1L the best CPU performance among current Android phones.

Smartisan M1 features a 5.15 inch JDI 1080p screen and the Smartisan M1L has a 5.7 inch 2K resolution screen, both covering over 95% of the NTSC color space. The new phones both feature a 23 megapixel Sony camera offering superb optical and electronic image stabilization and auto-focusing capabilities, 4K videos and photos with a maximum resolution of 5488 x 4112 pixels.

Both versions support Dual SIM Dual Standby to give consumers the highest degree of flexibility. Embracing the rapid development of mobile transactions in China, the Smartisan M-Series features in-app fingerprint recognition, allowing consumers to quickly and safely use popular mobile payment services such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and Union Pay. Supporting its feature rich design, the Smartisan M1 and M1L are equipped with long-lasting, high efficiency 3050 mAh and 4080 mAh batteries, respectively, and super-fast 24W QuickCharge 3.0 charging technology.

Ongoing contributions to the Android community

Smartisan announced that it will open source "One Step" and "Big Bang" to the Android community, with the intention that they will become standard features in the next generation of Android. This is not the first time the company has made the Android community a business priority. Smartisan has donated tickets sales from its new product launch events to the open source community since 2014. In 2016 alone, over 10,000 developers and tech-enthusiasts attended its events. In celebration of this milestone, Smartisan will donate approximately 3 million RMB from sales of tickets of this year's and last year's launch events to OpenSSL Software Foundation and the OpenBSD Foundation, two Android open source service organizations.

The innovative spirit that drove the development of the M-Series is at the core of Smartisan. Founded by Mr. Yonghao Luo, a former English teacher, in 2012, the Smartisan T1 was the first smartphone from mainland China to be honored with a 2015 iF Design Gold Award. Internationally recognized as one of the top design competitions, the 2015 iF Design Awards featured 4,783 products submitted by 2,102 participants from 53 different countries.

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