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
- 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