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Philips W8355 Dual Sim 5.3 Inch Smartphone Coming Soon

Philips announced that they will soon be releasing a new smartphone model called the W8355. This device comes with dual sim capability and has a display size of 5.3 inches and is said to compete with the Samsung’s Galaxy Grand i9082. Although the company is a known for its premium consumer electronic products they‘ve never really made it big in the Android scene. This upcoming model which has decent specifications might change all this.

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Philips W8355 Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Display:  5.3 inches, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels,208 ppi
  • Networks: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2, HSDPA 850 / 2100
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
  • GPU: Adreno 203
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash rear, no front camera
  • Dimensions: 147.6 x 79 x 10.9 mm

Based on the specifications we could see that the Samsung Galaxy Grand has several advantages which are

  • Use of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera

But then again the display of the Grand isn’t that grand at all compared to the W8355 since it only uses a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The Philips W8355 has been spotted in several online sites which make us believe that it will be released soon. As far as pricing goes it shouldn’t cost a lot judging from its spec sheet.

The use of a dual core processor and a large display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels makes this device attractive. Add its dual sim capability and you can have access to two mobile networks with just a single device. What we didn’t like though is the measly 512 MB of RAM, the use of Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Bean and the lack of a front facing camera.

Stay tuned as we bring you more updates on the release date and pricing of this device.

via unwiredview