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Kata i3 to Feature 5″ HD Screen and Quad Core Processor

Kata i3 to Feature 5″ HD Screen and Quad Core Processor

| On 04, Jan 2014

As local brands start making the move to Full HD screens and octa core processors, last year’s specs should start becoming more affordable. Hopefully, that will be the case with the upcoming Kata i3, which Kata Digital recently teased on their blog. They were kind enough to email us a fairly complete spec list, so we can have a good idea of what the device is capable of before it’s actually released.

The Kata i3 won’t feature the latest specs, but its 5 inch HD IPS screen should still give great image quality, color reproduction and clarity. It will come equipped with a 1.3GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM, which should provide decent performance and multitasking capabilities. It will also break the norm for locally-branded smartphones by coming with a whopping 16GB of internal storage.

As for imaging capabilities, the Kata i3 will come with a 13mp rear-facing autofocus camera that should be good enough to replace your average point-and-shoot. A 5mp front camera is there for video calls and the occasional  selfie.

The Kata i3 is fairly complete when it comes to wireless connectivity. It supports UMTS 2100, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. No mention of GPS in the spec sheet, but they’re usually built into most smartphone SoCs anyway.

No news yet about when the Kata i3 will actually hit stores or how much it will be priced. Hopefully, it will retail for less than Php10k, but the 16GB internal storage might drive it up beyond that price point.

Kata i3 Specs

  • 5″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 294ppi)
  • 1.3GHz quad core processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via micro SD up to 32GB
  • 13mp rear-facing autofocus camera
  • 5mp front camera
  • 3.5G/HSPA+
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2,250mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 72.2 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 153.2g
  • Pricing and Availability: TBA

  • memet

    kata products usually were overpriced. dont evn consider buying from them they have a horrible.aftersales support and dumb service center.

    • Jacob

      Can you tell me more about your experienced with them since I’m planning to get one. Might help me decide on getting one.
      Thanks.

      • jomodern

        I had a Kata Fishtab3 and which they claimed to be memory expandable but it’s 5.6Gb of internal memory when it gets low, you can’t transfer them to SD card… memet is right, the aftersales support is useless.. Just stay away from Kata products, you can get a better specs product from other brands, cheaper, too…

        • Jacob

          Thanks memet for the info.
          Can you give me a list of local brands which have the same specs and almost the same price as well?
          Thanks.

      • Vern

        I have Kata i1 before. It was released on ICS 4.04 and was never updated. The handset is good and have no problems on warranty. However when you want your Android to be updated then Kata is not the product of choice.

  • Vern

    Other brands are releasing 4.3 and some on 4.4. Don’t expect upgrades from them. Just get another brand.

  • krizmae

    Nagbago isip ko bumili … sa Jan. 18,2014 pa naman launching dito sa mall banda sa amin

  • Pulubi

    I’m still using my Kata I1 and honestly, for 8.5k, wala akong maibatong pangit sa phone. Well, mabagal mag start up and since 1600mah lang yata ang batt ay madali ring malowbat. Pero Most of the time ay okay naman. Ginawa na rin itong pamato ng baby ko at inilublob pa niya sa gatas. Buhay pa rin hanggang ngayon. So durability is 8 for me. Camera and video is also 8. Hindi ko pa naman kinailangan ng after sales support kaya wala akong comment dyan. But the good thing na nakikita ko sa pagsulpot ng Kata I3 ay bumaba ang presyo ng Kata I1 or even Kata I2. So pwede akong bumili ulit ng proven na Kata I1 or mas mataas na version na Kata I2. Saka na ang Kata I3 kapag mura na rin,

  • Guest

    GoodEvening. yung phone ko po na Kata i3, ayaw nga mag open, nalobat po kase yon tas nung ioopen ko na, ayaw na. pero meron ibang language lang nga po yung nakalagay. eh hndi ko naman po alam kong anong ikiclick ko dun. Please help me. ASAP

  • Andrew

    GoodEvening Admin. yung phone ko po na Kata i3, ayaw mag mag open, nalobat po kase yon tas nung ioopen ko na, ayaw na. pero meron ibang language lang nga po yung nakalagay. eh hndi ko naman po alam kong anong ikiclick ko dun. Please help me. ASAP