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Marshall just surprised the world with a rock and roll smartphone

There's a new flagship Android smartphone coming, but it's not like all the others. Oh no, this one comes from Marshall Headphones, and it's all about music. Called the London, it has two front-facing speakers, not unusual, and two audio outputs, which is far less common, plus a dedicated M button at the top of the handset for instant access to your tunes. A gold-accented scroll wheel on the left side serves as the volume control. Marshall is also touting the high-quality audio processing inside the London and is bundling a set of its Marshall Mode in-ear headphones to complete the package.

The Marshall London is otherwise a very conventional Android smartphone. It has a 4.7-inch, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel camera. The battery's not huge at 2,500mAh, but it is removable, plus there's a microSD card slot for adding extra storage. But, of course, this phone isn't about the specs, it's about the music. And, well, it's about that surprisingly awesome design. The London has been priced at 4,995 Swedish krona (roughly $590) for an expected delivery of August 21st.

A close look at Marshall’s gorgeous new London smartphone