Xiaomi just announced the successor of the very successful Mi3, the Mi4. Just like its older brother, the new device brings a lot to the table as it’s slated to compete with the biggest international manufacturers in the world.
We’re more than halfway through the year and almost all of our local brands now have an octa-core smartphone offering.
Remember the THL 5000 with its octa-core CPU and monstrous 5,000mAh battery that we reported about a couple of months ago?
The octa-core war on the local smartphone industry is on! When MediaTek unveiled its true octa-core processor late last year, it took the whole industry by storm. Not only that it is one of the first genuine octa-core processor ever made, but it was also destined to head to MediaTek’s avid client companies who offer devices at a very economical price.
O+ USA’s has had several experimental flagship releases lately. The Imagine and Fab Elite were probably the start of the new era, which eliminated the 8.X naming pattern of previous O+ devices. We’ve become used to 8.12, 8.15, and 8.16 before, but I think this new approach was better. They’ve also started trying out other builds other than polycarbonate plastic, notably the glass-on-glass body of the beautiful Imagine and now the aluminum on this new device.
Cherry Mobile has announced that the software update for the Cherry Mobile Flare S2 and Cherry Mobile Emerald is now live. Owners of the said devices can now check for the over-the-air update Android Kitkat 4.4 update.
Remember when having a Full HD screen was a premium feature you had to shell out more money for? Well, yeah, that’s over now that the Cherry Mobile Equinox Night has been finally announced. The Equinox Night manages to come with a Full HD IPS OGS screen while retailing for just under Php10K!
While Starmobile smartphones have typically been more expensive than a few other local brands, many of their new phones have been making a push at the lower end of the pricing spectrum. In fact, another upcoming phone, the Starmobile Turbo will be following the trend, featuring a 5 inch HD scratch-resistant screen and 12mp BSI camera for just Php5,990!
Isn’t it funny that there are so few KitKat phones yet? And the next iteration of Android, Android L has already been announced! So it’s nice whenever one of the local brands comes out with a KitKat smartphone, especially one that’s as affordable as the Starmobile Sky.
Since its announcement a couple of months ago, the LG G3 phone is one of the most talked about and anticipated phones this year. And why not? With its beefy specs and elegant aesthetics, it truly seems like a remarkable phone, well at least on paper. In every way, it trumps its predecessor, and would be able to give its competitors the shivers. Just look at the specs:
To the surprise of no one, Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, a waterproof mid-ranger that inherits the aesthetics of its big brother. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini features a 4.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz quad core CPU, 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
The CloudFone Thrill 600FHD has yet to be officially released but it’s already leaving jaws dropped in awe. The 6 inch Full HD IPS OGS display is sure to be a looker and its 1.7GHz octa-core processor will allow it to compete with the best of what our local brands have to offer and even give some international brands a run for their money.