Yes, we should debate the ethics of spending more than €1.2 million on mobile phones with the phone going down, but the non-arguable thing is that our members of Congress love iPhones.
see what The European Union is getting serious with smartphone manufacturers We’re working in our markets trying to combat software obsolescence, it seems In Spain government times do not matter Nor global situations, because in the midst of an energy crisis and inflation, surrounded by geopolitical problems and with Covid-19 still a loser there, The House of Representatives will change all cell phones From our politicians in the coming weeks.
Anyway, it doesn’t seem to be a major cause for concern since then 2017 iPhone 8 units still in use in the HouseIt is clearly outdated and no longer supported by Apple, information from colleagues Target a few days ago.
However, the most curious thing about this statement is not exactly what the document says, nor is it 1.2 million euros expected to be spent on 550 iPhones, 275 Samsung and other services Such as assistance with initial configuration or replacement of defective units, among others, but rather The hardware is specified as the documentation indicates And that it is only compatible with two completely different terminals:
- The first of these stations will be iPhone 13 Proin addition to the unit that orders more than 550 smartphones.
- The second will be a Samsung Galaxy A53 5G phoneMid-range, with 275 units booked.
Talking about devices “Profile 1”The fact is that the specifications Look like something out data sheet from Apple Which makes it impossible for any other phone to fit other than the iPhone 13 Pro, as we see how IOS 15 is explicitly identified, as well Apple A15 Bionic chipseta 6.06 inch OLED screenLiDAR and some other items are, at least, of dubious utility in a mobile phone.
550 units will be purchased from the iPhone 13 Pro, though too There will be space for another 275 Samsung Android phones denoted by “Profile 2”whose properties are also almost automatically divided into specifications Don’t mislead anyone.
In fact, it was very easy to identify both iPhone 13 Pro Like now Samsung Galaxy A53 5G phonewhich in its case is fully compatible with Google Pay and Samsung Pay and therefore completeness A condition that only a Samsung Galaxy phone can meet.
Entirely, this is it Required conditions for . Android devices “Profile 2” To our politicians:
- OLED or AMOLED screen between 6.1 inches and 6.5 inches.
- FHD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), 800 nits (peak hour) brightness.
- Samsung Exynos 1280 chipset, or equivalent.
- aGPS with GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou.
- Full connectivity up to 5G with Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, Dual Band WiFi, NFC, USB Type-C.
- 4, 6 or 8 GB of random access memory (RAM).
- 128 or 256 GB internal storage.
- 32 MP front camera.
- Quad rear camera: 64 MP (wide) + 12 MP (ultra wide) + 5 MP (macro) + 5 MP (depth).
- VoWiFi support.
- IP67 شهادة Certification
- Work type mid cutting station.
as you will see, The specification terms are completely express To allow us to easily guess what Android mobile model some of our politicians will have, which is facing all the problems globally, No less than 1,232,734.69 euros will be spent to change their phones.
Specifications are not only about smartphones, because they are also mentioned in this case Insert the power connector With their corresponding cables, as well transparent protective case for the back of the hardware.
Single phone purchase with support staff included
If that €1.2 million still seems like a lot of money to you, the truth is that it really is, 1.2 million big amount. Anyway, the bid includes not only those devices and their basic accessories, but also Employing 5 people for at least 15 working days and full timeso that all politicians can safely perform a device change with an expert who gives them a cable.
Not only that, the fact is that Congress is also calling for Technical support service for two years Business hours are from nine in the morning until six in the evening, from Monday to Friday. to proceed to Level 1 supportRepairing faults or damages that are not covered by the warranty, as well Transfer and replacement of equipment It’s impossible to fix it.
The document has been published on public procurement platforms Since the 3rd of last SeptemberWaiting for offers and decision. Anyway, it might have been better to calibrate the movement and times, because With this inflation and with everything that surrounds us, this money is being spent on iPhones…
I don’t get a high-end iPhone or Android at my job!
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