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Emporia's Smart senior handset

Easy to feel for and press

In case of emergencies

Easy access stylus

Keeping it handy

Includes an 8-MP shooter

BARCELONA, Spain -- Equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and a 4.5-inch display, the Emporia Smart is a smartphone specifically designed for seniors. It will launch in Europe towards the end of the year for about $275 (€200).

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Sporting simple, large, and lightweight build for easy handling, the Smart has a 4.5-inch display with a 940x560-pixel resolution. Underneath the display are three bulbous control keys for making a call, ending a call, and going to the home screen.

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Similar to other Emporia feature phones, the Smart has an emergency call button on the back (signified with a heart icon). During an emergency, a user can press this key to call 911 or other pre-programmed numbers.

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On its right edge sits a small loop to store a detachable external stylus that's reminiscent of the Palm Pilot days of yore.

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A closer look at the stylus accessory.

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Powering the device is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 2,600mAh battery. It also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1-megapixel secondary shooter in the front.

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