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O+ Fab Elite: 6.5-inch IPS LCD, quad-core processor, 4.2 Jelly Bean, dual-SIM, Php18,995

The O+ Fab Elite is one of two new additions to the Fab series of affordable phablets. For just Php18,995, this “Ultimate Fone + Tab in 1” device touts a large screen, quad-core processor, dual-SIM configuration, and more.

As a giant phone, the O+ Fab Elite is basically the company’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Its advantages over the Korean smartphone giant’s offering are its dual-SIM configuration with dual standby, faster processing power, and cheaper price.

O+ Fab Elite Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 True HD), ~339ppi
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor MTK6589T
  • 1GB
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 13-megapixel camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2G, 3G
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3000mAh battery

Other important specs remain unspecified, such as which processor brand the handset is using, the mobile GPU handling the graphics department, and the amount of RAM. But given their track record, it’s quite obvious that it’s a MTK6589T and probably 1GB of RAM (Update: confirmed). Dimensions and weight are unknown, too. Given the features and display, the supersized O Plus Fab Elite should be somewhere as big and heavy as the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. We’ll update this post once we receive more information about the device.

UPDATE: Full review of O+ Fab Elite with video!

Bundled software include an MP3/MP4 player and O+’s very own Air Shuffle for music, photos, and camera. For the unfamiliar, the Air Shuffle lets users hover-swipe on the top portion of the device (above the screen) to navigate in certain apps. When the motion sensor successfully recognizes your gesture, you can view photos in the gallery, take pictures with the camera, switch stations in the FM radio, or change songs in the Music app. Check out more about the Air Shuffle technology in our official O+ 8.12 review.

The O+ Fab Elite will have a suggested retail price of just Php18,995 for the black variant. With other colors expected to be launched as well, the device is reportedly slated to become available just in time for the holiday season. For a cheaper phablet option at the mid-range level, O+ also has the new Fab Turbo.

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