Starmobile goes all-out with new smartphones and tablets
In the last 3 days we’ve written so many articles about the new products launched by Starmobile. This is a quick post to summarize all of them so we can now move on to other things. As you guys know by know they had a massive media event Wednesday afternoon as SM North Edsa to launch their concept store. The event featured their endorser, Vice Ganda, and they also announced their new offerings bannered by their quad-core smartphones.
Here’s a quick rundown of the announced products. Just click the name if you want to go to our initial review/hands-on of that item.
TabletsStarmobile Engage 7 3G (Php7,490)
7-inch Android 4.0 tablet with a dual-core processor, 3G connectivity with call/SMS functions. Looks stunningly gwapo with the brushed black metal finish. Starmobile Engage 7 TV (Php5,290)
Competitively priced at Php5,290, this Android 4.0 tablet offers three ways for consumers to watch TV: analog (with antena), digital (ABS-CBN, PTV currently broadcasting), and streaming over WiFi or 3G. You also get the full Android experience which means you can play your favorite games like Candy Crush or update your Facebook and Twitter while on the go.
There was actually one more Engage tablet that was announced earlier called the Starmobile Engage 8. The device already packs Android Jelly Bean and has much more better specs than these two tablets. Unfortunately there’s no pricing yet or launch date. We expect more information to surface in the next few weeks though.
The Starmobile Knight is their newest flagship smartphone with monstrous specifications and a killer form factor. It has a quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 1GB RAM, 18MP rear camera with BSI, and an 8MP front camera with autofocus and BSI. It is THE super selfie photo taking machine, hehe. No pricing yet but we expect it to hit Php13,000+. It should launch late June or early July. Starmobile Diamond V3
Starmoblie also announced that the Diamond will be their premium Phablet line. Following the highly successful Starmobile Diamond we now have the Starmobile Diamond V3 which features a 5.3-inch screen, quad-core processor, and Android Jelly Bean out of the box. It also ships with a 12-megapixel snapper. It will be priced below Php10,000 and it will be available in stores mid June. Starmobile Diamond V7
The Starmobile Diamond V7 is the bigger brother of the Starmobile Knight. It features a huge 5.7-inch display but runs mostly on the same specs as the Starmobile Knight (quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 18MP and 8MP dual-camera set-up). No word yet on the pricing. This should also launch late June or early July. Starmobile Icon
The Starmobile Icon is the smaller brother of the Starmobile Knight. It features a quad-core processor, Android Jelly Bean, 1GB RAM, and a 4.5-inch qHD display. It has an 8MP rear-facing camera with BSI and a 5MP front-facing camera with BSI and autofocus. This should be available for less than Php10,000 (we’ll update this post with exact prices when we confirm) in mid June. Starmobile Jump (Php4,990)
The Starmobile Jump is their newest entry-level smartphone. It features a dual-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a 5MP camera. It comes in chrome or ruby red. Definitely a worthy successor to their earlier entry-level offering, the Starmobile Bright which just ran on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The only other phone launched in the event that we haven’t written about in detail is their feature smart device. It’s basically a feature phone with a few smartphone features.
And that’s a wrap!
We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Starmobile for their successful product launch! We’re looking forward to seeing the Starmobile Knight and Diamond V7 enter the market because those two devices are definitely worth watching out for! Hoping the prices are reasonable though, hehe. :P
By the way, if you haven’t watched the latest Unbox Video Podcast yet, check it out below. Our guest is Starmobile’s Katrina Tioseco and Elijah Mendoza and they showed us a couple of the new devices we wrote about above.