Starmobile released its new quad core phone, Starmobile Icon, packed with 8 megapixel rear camera equipped with backside illumination sensor and a whooping 5 megapixel front camera. Looking closely with the specs, the device is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225Q processor partnered with 1GB RAM and 350MHz Adreno 203 GPU.
The Starmobile Icon comes with 4.5 inch qHD IPS touchscreen display and is layered with a tough glass panel called the Dragontrail, an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness and damage-resistance, similar to the Gorilla Glass by Corning Incorporated.
Icon is a quad band, dual SIM phone, both SIM slots are capable of 3G connectivity. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and offers Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update. The device is also equipped with full sets of light, proximity and gravity sensors as well as GPS with Assisted-GPS support. A typical A-GPS enabled receiver will use a data connection (Internet or other) to contact the assistance server for aGPS information.
Starmobile Icon also feature LED notification placed beside the front-facing camera. LED Notifications are a great way of finding out whether your device has any new information or notification to show you, without having to actually activate the device or turn the screen on.
Icon’s internal memory is 4GB and is expandable up top 32GB via microSD slot. The only drawback with this device is the 1,800mAh battery, you have to bring your chargers along with you wherever you go or consider getting a power bank. Using the regular phone functionality, Icon can lasts up to 11.5 hours continuous talk time and 210 hours in standby mode.
Starmobile Icon Specs:
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225Q processor
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 4.5 inches qHD IPS capacitive capacitive display with Dragontrail glass
- 540 x 960 resolution @ 245 ppi
- 1 GB of RAM
- 4 GB Internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot
- 8 MP auto focus rear-facing camera with LED flash & BSI
- 5 MP front-facing camera
- 3G / WiFi / WiFi Hotspot / Bluetooth / FM Radio / GPS with a-GPS support
- Dual SIM / Dual Standby
- 1,800 mAh Li-Pol Battery
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS
- Free: 4 GB microSD card, Jelly case
The price of the Starmobile Icon is at Php7,990 (SRP) and comes with a free 4GB microSD card and jelly case. It is now available nationwide in selected Starmobile stores and Kiosks.