Starmobile has officially unveiled a new addition to their UP series — the Starmobile UP Xtreme.
The phone is neither extremely fast, cheap, or expensive. The name is referring to the extreme toughness of its 5-inch 720p scratch and shatter-resistant screen. It can handle heavy loads of up to 30 kilos, as the company claims that it is also pressure resistant to an extent. Lousy consumers can also afford to drop the Starmobile UP Xtreme because it can survive a drop from as high as 6 feet.
Going to the hardware inside, the Starmobile UP Xtreme runs on a modest quad-core MediaTek chipset with a meager 1GB of RAM. There are 8-megapixel cameras with flash on the front and back. Only 16GB of built-in storage is available out of the box, but it’s expandable by using a microSD.
Starmobile Up Xtreme Specs
- Android Nougat 7.0
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 5-inch HD Xtreme screen, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, ~298ppi
- 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB
- 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus, flash
- 8-megapixel front camera, fixed focus, dual flash
- 3G, HSPA
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- GPS, A-GPS
- Colors: Black, Gold
- 2300mAh battery
On the software side, the Starmobile UP Xtreme comes preloaded with the freenet, an app which lets users surf certain websites for free even without a mobile data package or Wi-Fi. According to the local brand, it’s the first ever phone to have the freenet app pre-installed.
The Starmobile UP Xtreme has a price tag of Php3,990 and it will be available in Starmobile stores, kiosks, and third-party retailers beginning next month.