Starmobile's latest offering, the Starmobile Knight will be priced at Php11,290 when it hits retail shelves this month, or early next month.
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.7-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280) protected by Gorilla Glass
- Dual SIM
- 4 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor
- PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
- 18 MP BSI primary camera, autofocus with flash
- 8 MP BSI front camera
- 2000 mAh battery (not user replaceable)
Overall the specifications are similar to Cherry Mobile's Omega HD 2.0 and MyPhone A919i Duo. The main differences are the high megapixel front and back cameras, which probably wont do much to improve image quality. The main reason for selecting this device over the Omega HD 2.0 or A919i Duo is the size. The Knight a smaller 4.7-inch screen, as compared to the larger 5-inch displays of its competitors, should make for a handier phone. Personally, I would prefer the smaller 4.7-inch size myself.
The main question is whether buyers will be okay with the higher price tag. The Omega HD 2.0 retails for Php8,990 while the A919i Duo sells for Php9,590. The other issue might be the non-user replaceable battery.
So what do you think. Will the night carve out its own niche? Or will it swallowed up by all the lower cost 5 to 5.7-inch quad core competition?