It didn’t take long for another locally branded slate to debut with an Intel processor inside. The Starmobile Engage 9i is an 8.9-inch tablet with dual core Intel Atom Z2580 processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It will cost Php9,990.

With a WUXGA resolution and 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, the Starmobile Engage 9i is being marketed by the company as a tablet for an amazing multimedia experience. By looking at the specs alone, this upcoming device sure seems capable of delivering such experience, what with an IPS display and sufficiently fast CPU and GPU. Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology promises efficient multi-tasking and smooth frame rates when playing games.

Starmobile Engage 9i Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 8.9-inch IPS LCD (1920×1200 WUXGA), ~254ppi
  • 2GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2580 (Clovertrail+) processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus
  • 2-megapixel front camera, with fixed focus
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Dimensions: 235.5 x 150 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 441.7g
  • Li-Ion 6500mAh battery


With a large capacity battery, the Starmobile Engage 9i promises up to 8 hours on video time or 10 hours of surf time. Build quality is pegged as elegant, stylish, and tough. Video recording at 1080p is quite possible thru the device’s rear camera. Anyone looking for reviews should check out what people are saying about the Ramos I9 tablet, as the Engage 9i is basically a rebranding of it.

There’s no GPS on tablet. The Starmobile Engage 9i is also just a pure tablet with no call and text capabilities. As such, there’s no built-in 3G connectivity, though there’s support for external dongle for Internet on the go. This USB OTG compatibility also allows directly connecting to flash storage drives.

The announcement of this Starmobile tablet came hard on the heels of the company’s first octa-core smartphone and the Cloudfone CloudPad 800W, the latter of which also comes bearing an Intel processor.

With a suggested retail price of Php9,990, the Starmobile Engage 9i will soon arrive in stores in the first week of February.

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  1. Anyone knows here how to grab or download picture from Facebook using this Tab?

  2. Pwde po ba magamit e9i pang print gamit si Deskjet F4185?
    King soft po gamit ko na app. Thank you po sa reply

  3. i recently had the chance to test out a unit at a local mall and i noticed that the specs were pretty good but the camera (in my opinion) was really bad… maybe i forgot to set it to superfine quality or whatnot but im not sure. can anyone tell me more about the engage 9i’s camera quality? thanks a bunch :)

  4. I just bought mine, quite disappointed, walang Ibang configuration yung camera, Cannot move application or games to microSD. Shuck….

        1. marami pong software sa google play. .ung gamit ko ay App2SD meron ding default app yan para jan tingnan niyo nalang sa settings, application manager, hanapin mo jan ang move to memory card. .

  5. ma check nga yung kiosk nila baka meron ng stock… parang ang sarap paglaruan nito for development purpose….ma try ma installan ng windows hahahaha

      1. meron ako dell venue 8 pro tablet… intel soc din but using Win8.1… its only a matter of time..malalagyan din yan..

  6. Ramos rebranded tablet to. Nakabili ako dati ng Ramos na hd screen din problema lang nag hang pag matagal ka na nood ng hd movie sana wala problem to maganda nman kasi ang screen.

  7. Sa wakas, nakinig din ang SM sa mga tao! hehe This tablet is around $220 plus shipping and handling sa international market.

    Very Fair!!!! Bravo!!!! I can’t wait to get mine!