Android market has a lot of players, but Philips is not among the most popular or the most successful ones. Actually, over the years the company has launched just a couple of low-end phones and tablets and neither of them was overly impressive. Apparently, now Philips wants to boost its position and is preparing to unveil its first quite decent smartphone – the W8355, a dual-sim phablet with 5.3-inch screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Philips W8355 – What do we know so far
Philips W8355 will be one of the supersized devices with a 5.3-inch screen boasting a 960 x 540 pixels resolution, driven by a dual-core 1 GHz processor of unknown type. The phone will come with the standard Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity options, 512 MB of RAM and a mediocre 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, and will run the dated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is disappointing we must admit. All these specs will be fitted into a 0.9 x 147.6 x 79 mm body.
There is no word on the pricing so far, but judging by the rather uninspired spec sheet, we expect the Philips W8355 to fall into the affordable category. Rumor has it that the W3855 might be a global device, but let’s take it with a grain of salt. Until it is confirmed, it would be much safer to assume, that the handset will only be released in China, the dual-SIM support being one of the arguments to back this theory. Of course, we will let you know as soon as we have more information.
source: Unwired View