Philips is a well-known company in the electronics filed, but it’s less famous for its mobile phones. There was a time when Philips was a major player on the mobile phones market, especially in some European countries, but the company pulled from most markets and is now focusing only on a few regions.
In fact, if we are to take into consideration Philips’ activity over the last couple of months, the company has only launched handsets in China. This seems to be the only market where Philips manages to find enough customers interested in purchasing its products.
Even though Philips mostly launches mid-range Android smartphones that usually pack huge batteries, the current I928 model spotted in China seems to be aimed at the high-end smartphone market.
According to Phonearena, Philips I928 leaked via Weibo, the main source of information for journos looking for details on unannounced products.
Most of the devices leaked on Weibo never get out of China, but a few are meant for a larger rollout and get introduced in other countries as well.
For the time being, it’s unclear whether or not the Philips I928 will ever leave China or it will be exclusively available in the Mainland.
But let’s talk about the new Philips I928 smartphone, which is expected to arrive in China in the next couple of weeks. First of all, we’re not sure what version of Android the device runs, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that it is powered by Jelly Bean.
When it comes to hardware, Philips I928 is a beast. The smartphone has an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, which is complemented by 2GB of RAM.
On the back, Philips I928 boasts an impressive 13-megapixel photo snapper, which comes with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.
Another strong point of the smartphone is the stunning 6-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) and probably Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.
Design-wise, the front part of the smartphone seems to be made of polycarbonate, while the back cover features faux leather. No details on the battery are provided, but more info on the Philips I928 should surface online in the coming days.