Aldi to sell Android smartphone

Bauhn-branded Android smartphone to sell though Aldi supermarkets

German supermarket chain, Aldi, will sell a budget Android smartphone in Australia from Wednesday, September 11.

The Bauhn ASP-5000H Android phone will sell for $299 as an outright device.

It is advertised in Aldi's latest shopping catalogue as a limited run, special buy.

The dual-SIM smartphone has a 5in, 720p HD touchscreen. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, has 1GB of RAM, and comes with 8GB of internal memory.

The phone also has a microSD card slot to expand the on-board storage.

The ASP-5000H supports the 850MHz and 2100MHz 3G network bands in Australia, suited primarily for use on the Telstra network. However, the second SIM card slot only supports 2G networks.

The smartphone also has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA-front facing camera for video calls, and runs the 4.2 Jelly Bean version of Google's Android operating system.

Other features include a 2050mAh removable battery, and built-in GPS.

Aldi has advertised both the Bauhn ASP-5000H smartphone as a "limited special buy" product and says stocks will vary between stores.

The supermarket chain also says that the device may sell out on the first day due to "unexpected high demand."

Bauhn provides a one year warranty with the new Android smartphone, while Aldi says it will refund or replace any product within 60 days, provided it obtains a proof of purchase.

The Bauhn ASP-5000H is the second Android phone Aldi has sold in Australia, following the Medion-branded E4002 device it stocked back in July.