When the news about the Octa-Core Starmobile Diamond X1 came in about a week ago we already had some inclinations as to what the device’s OEM was. However, we wanted to wait for a little bit more confirmation before we actually named the phone and its specs. Today though Starmobile have sent another e-mail with more details about their new flagship – and with its new pictures we can clearly see the resemblance. The new device from the local brand is likely the Intex i17, launched in India just a few days ago on December 27 and is one of the first true Octa-Cores in existence. We have all of its specs and an estimated price just below!
Starmobile Diamond X1 (specs based on Intex i17) – Rs. 20,000 or less (PHP 15k direct conversion)
Starmobile’s e-mail not only contained a few pictures though, it also teased some aspects of the phone – a 1.7Ghz MediaTek 6592 Processor; 18MP BSI AF Camera + 8MP Front camera; and its only 7mm thin. Given that the Intex i17’s camera specs differ a little bit, Starmobile may have upgraded the sensor – as the new MT6592 chipset allows for up to 16MP camera modules.
Probably the most interesting choice is the 720p display though. We’ve been seeing a lot of 1080p screens recently, and we think its too much. HD is our resolution of choice for now and it should improve the device’s game performance even more. With the 1.7Ghz MediaTek processor rumored to get Antutu scores of 28k, we’re really looking forward to what the Diamond X1 can do.
The price of the Intex i17 is pegged at below 20,000 Indian Rupees, which roughly equals PHP 14,500. We’re not sure if the price will be the same here, but just to be safe we’ll say we expect the X1 to arrive around the PHP 15k price range. Given the tech inside, that definitely sounds like a great deal; much better than the MT6589T phones right now.
We’ll know more about the first Octa-Core phone from a local brand soon, so stay tuned!
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How about the price. sana parang muse lang.
Thumbs Up!!! The phone was really good…
I own one..
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