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Smart announces availability of first LTE smartphones in the Philippines

Water resistant Sony Xperia V is one of the first LTE handsets to become commercially available in the Philippines

Smart Announces the availability of LTE powered Sony Xperia V and ZTE T82

Smart just announced the availability of their first two LTE-capable and ready smartphones, the Sony Xperia V and the ZTE T82. These two smartphones can connect already to the 4G/LTE network of Smart when they get released on December 21. This is a major milestone for the industry as these are truly the first two LTE handsets offered to consumers. Check out the specifications of both phones below.

Sony Xperia V Spec Sheet

  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon Chip Set)
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 32GB via microSD Card
  • 4.3-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (16M colors)
  • 720×1280 pixels, ~342 ppi pixel density
  • Scratch Resistant Glass, Song Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • IP57 certified – dust and water resistant
  • Water proof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi, HSPA+, LTE, 3G, GPS
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Camera has geo-tagging, touch focus, smile detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization
  • Can record video 1080p@30fps with continuous autofocus and stabilizer
  • VGA Front-Facing Camera
  • 1750mAh Battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Upgradeable to Jelly Bean Q1 2013)

As you can see the Sony Xperia V is actually a very competitive smartphone! The camera looks very promising and all the technology you’d want from a high-end device is there (save for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but that will come in an update).

ZTE T82 Spec Sheet

  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait Processor (QUalcomm Snapdragon Chip Set)
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 4.3-inches Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors
  • 540×960 pixels, ~256 ppi pixel density
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, LTE, HSPA+, 3G, GPS
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED Flash
  • Can record video at 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1900mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Both handsets are free at Plans 1500 and 2000. Plan 1500 gives 120 SMS, 60 minutes calls, and LTE data. Plan 2000 will offer 200 SMS, 150 minutes calls, and LTE data. LTE is unlimited until January 30, 2013. The poster doesn’t say though what the cap is after that. Maybe 10GB? Will double check with Smart.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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