Philips has today announced a mid range smartphone- Xenium I908 in India for Rs. 11,799. Apart from this, the company also brings a budget smartphone S309 priced at 4,999 INR. Both these smartphones will be available across all major retail outlets across India through well known national cellular phone distributor- Redington.
Xenium I908 features a 5 inch full HD (1080 X 1920 pixels) display and is powered by 1.7 GHz Octa core SoC along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and an expansion slot for microSD card which supports up to 32 GB.
Xenium I908 bears a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front camera onboard. It also houses a 3000 mAh battery inside.
S309 includes a 4 inch display with Capacitive Touch Panel and is powered by 1.0 GHz dual core processor (likely MediaTek MT6572M) coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM which is expandable up to 32 GB through microSD card.
S309 has a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. It is equipped with 1600 mAh battery.
On the software front, both of these smartphones are running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and there is no confirmation whether it will be upgraded to Lollipop later. Connectivity options include EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack
S.S. Bassi, Country Manager – SAARC, Sangfei Mobility said: “Identifying the dearth in the industry for phones with high-end performance capabilities, we have introduced the I908 with powerful features across every aspect of the phone. Packed with Philips’ trademark Xenium technology, the phone offers excellent battery life and stand by time for its consumers. It is ideal for consumers looking for a smooth and reliable smartphone experience. The S309 on the other hand is the ideal phone for users looking for a budget smartphone with key features and reliable performance.”
Key Specifications of Philips Xenium I908 and S309:
|Model||Philips Xenium I908||Philips S309|
|Display||5 inch FHD display||4 inch FWVGA display|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Octa Core||1 GHz dual core|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera||5 MP rear and VGA front camera|
|Battery||3000 mAh||1600 mAh|
|RAM||2 GB||512 MB|
|Internal Memory||16GB||4 GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||143.00 x 70.00 x 8.80mm and 155.8 grams||127.5 x 64.5 x 10.8 mm and 126.7 grams|
|Price||11,799 INR||4,999 INR|