Philips is launching a dual SIM touch screen phone, Philips Xenium X806. This would mark Philip’s re-entry into the mobile phone segment and what better place than India. Philips Xenium X806 will be launched on September 7 and the price is rumored to be around Rs. 10000. The price is steep given the deluge of cheap Android phones we have seen in the last three months.
Two things caught my attention with this particular story : Philips, a relatively unknown brand in mobile space, is launching a mobile phone. The touch screen phone provides 1 month standby time. Of course, Philips has wasted no time in understanding that you can’t get away from dual SIMs in India, but a 1 month standby time? That’s dope y’all.
- 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash
- 3 inch color display with touchscreen (hope it is capacitive, if not, this would be just hokum)
- Dual SIM (of course)
- Bluetooth and A2DP
- 70 hours music playback (that’s close to 3 days, would last a train journey)
- microSD card support
- 1530 mAh battery (Whatever this battery is smoking, Samsung and Apple should get one each)
- 1 month standby time and 8 hours of talk time.
1 month standby time provided of Xenium couldn’t all be just battery but could be some smart power management on the OS, which isn’t Android by the way. Philips Xenium is a breather from the Android phones we have seen in the last three months (Philips isn’t part of the 84 member open handset alliance).
From the picture above, it’s clear what Philips want this phone to be remembered for : 1 month standby time. Could this be the start of a fresh spate of long running touch screen phones?