The Starmobile Knight had already been unveiled to the public since their flagship concept store opening last month at SM North Edsa, but it has not been priced yet or cleared for sale on retailer shelves. While it still hasn’t been rolled out to distributors, Starmobile just recently revealed the pricing for the Knight when it was showcased along with : Php11,290. That might seem a little steep, however the Starmobile Knight sports some of the best specs that can be found on a locally branded smartphone.
It has a 4.7 inch IPS touchscreen display with HD resolution (1280 x 720, 312ppi). It might be smaller than the 5 inch HD displays that are common on many of our locally branded flagship smartphones, but it does have a higher pixel density, which equates to better clarity. That’s not all because it’s also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass that makes it both scratch and shatter-proof. The internals are also quite respectable, sporting a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, 1Gb RAM and 4Gb of internal storage.
What’s most notable though about the Starmobile Knight is that it sports a whopping 18mp BSI autofocus primary camera, coupled with an 8mp BSI front-facing shooter. BSI stands for backside illumination, which places the sensor atop of the circuitry so it can gather more light. This results in better shots even in poor lighting, and coupled with the high detail you can get from the 18mp and 8mp sensors of the front and back cameras, there is a potential for some great shots.
Of course, only time will tell if the Starmobile Knight will be a success. I’m always weary of locally branded phones exceeding the Php10k mark because at that price point, people start considering options from international brands like Samsung, LG or Alcatel. Still, there’s no denying the marketing appeal of a quad core phone with an 18mp sensor and there’s already a lot of buzz surrounding the Starmobile Knight.
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Starmobile Knight Specs
- 4.7 inch IPS HD touchscreen with Gorilla Glass
- 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 CPU
- PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU
- 1Gb RAM
- 4Gb ROM, expandable via micro SD
- 18mp autofocus BSI primary camera
- 8mp BSI front-facing camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS
- 2,000mAh battery (non user-replaceable.)
- Price: Php11,290