Vkworld is re-releasing the F1 as a smartphone for the elderly!

by Dimitris Economou 0

There is an adage in Greece that says “They shoot the horses when they get old” but that isn’t applicable to smartphones. Vkworld F1 is an old model from January 2016. It sports a 4.5″ small screen, which is very unusual in today’s market as almost all devices today are over 5″. But there are still some people who need smaller phones, like older people who aren’t very tech savvy and just need a phone to communicate with their family. For that reason, the company will resell the F1 adding lots of features that make it ideal for the elderly.

Vkworld F1

Firstly, to make the UI easier to look at, the font size is 5 times bigger than normal size. And also vkworld designed a new UI with much bigger icons and simpler functions. Therefore, old people don’t have to spend a lot of time finding what they want. Also, they have simplified most of the functions to be just as easy as feature phones while still being able to access the internet and use smartphone apps.

Vkworld F1

In addition, Vkworld has also put a much louder speaker for people with bad hearing and the phone speaks out the phone number when you receive or make a phone call. Moreover, there is an SOS emergency call button on the home screen. When you are in danger, you can enter SOS function and activate the SOS emergency ringtone as well as make an SOS phone call for help. However, if you don’t like this UI, you can still turn it off and use regular Android UI.

As for its specs, the F1 is pretty much the same as before, with MT6580 SoC, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The rear camera is 8MP and the selfie camera 5MP. Its price will be around $50 and is going to be available any time now. Learn more about Vkworld here.