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Gold Rush! Starmobile Digs Up 12 New Android Devices

By Marvin R. Velasco - 20 Nov 2013

Gold Rush! Starmobile Digs Up 12 New Android Devices

 “The future is mobile,” says Starmobile President Michael Chen. “Starmobile is right on pulse and leading the charge to make high-tech available to everyone. Today, we share the good news that Starmobile aims to touch one million Filipinos by the end of the year, their lives bettered and made brighter by quality mobile phones and tablets at prices within reach.”

It was certainly a gold rush at Starmobile's event held at The Peninsula Manila earlier today. The local mobile device manufacturer officially released a total of 12 new products to complement its already loaded lineup. Starmobile's concrete goal is to reach one million Filipinos before the year ends, a number which it will soon grasp as it "reaches for the Star."

Diamond Phablets

Clockwise from top-left: Starmobile Diamond D1, Diamond D2, Diamond S2, Diamond S1

There was a lot to celebrate about during Starmobile's grand launch, but the most impressive of the new Android selection had to be the updated Diamond series. One of which was the PhP 7,990 Diamond D1, which we already featured two weeks ago.

What came as a surprise was the massive Diamond D2, a 6.8-inch phablet with a solid aluminum body. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, dual-micro-SIM, 5-megapixel main camera, and a 3200mAh battery on top of its humongous display. It retails for PhP 7,990, as well.

Representing the new "Style" series is the Diamond S1, Diamond S2, and Diamond S3. The Diamond S1 is a 5-inch 1.3GHz quad-core Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a 12-megapixel rear camera and curved-edge display. It retails for PhP 8,990. The Diamond S2 has a 6-inch qHD display, 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 12-megapixel main camera, a bundled magnetic flip cover, and retails for PhP 9,990. Lastly, the Diamond S3 comes with a 5.5-inch qHD screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and 8-megapixel primary camera. It will go for PhP 8,990.

Muse, Navi, and Like

From top to bottom, left to right: Starmobile Muse, Navi, Like

On the more compact side is Starmobile's latest portfolio of sleek Android smartphones. Following up on the success of the Starmobile Knight, the Starmobile Muse sports a wide-angle front-facing 8-megapixel camera equipped with an LED flash, perfect for capturing group selfies. It also comes equipped with an 18-megapixel main camera, 5-inch Full HD display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean – all for a stellar price of PhP 12,990.

Complementing the Muse is the Starmobile Navi, which is a 4-inch, 1.2Ghz quad-core Android Jelly Bean smartphone with GLONASS advanced navigation. It costs PhP 4,690. The other fresh entry is the Starmobile Like, packed with HSPA+ 21.1Mbps connectivity, a 4-inch screen, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, and 8-megapixel main camera, and retails at PhP 3,890.

Engage Tablets

Clockwise from top-left: Starmobile Engage 8 3G, Engage 8 Quad, Engage 7+, Engage 7 TV

The final lineup we have is of the Engage tablets. First we have the Engage 8 3G, a 7.85-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel primary camera, and of course, 3G connectivity. It's housed in an aluminum body and costs PhP 9,990. The Engage 8 Quad is quite similar to the Engage 8 3G, except it has no 3G connectivity, has a slower quad-core processor at 1GHz, and holds a lower resolution 5-megapixel camera, but goes for only PhP 6,990.

Next up is the Engage 7+, which contains a 7-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 2-megapixel rear camera, all for an amount of just PhP 3,690. Finally, the Engage 7 TV has analog, digital, and streaming TV capabilities, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a 3-megapixel main camera. You can find this in stores for a retail price of PhP 4,990.

Starmobile Sync

Elijah Mendoza, Starmobile's Product Marketing Manager, explained how easy it is to use Starmobile Sync.

Last but not least, the company introduced its new software feature entitled Starmobile Sync, a free, easy-to-use proprietary Starmobile application which comes pre-installed in all newly released smartphones and 8-inch tablets.

Starmobile Sync allows feature phones and non-Starmobile smartphones to easily transfer contacts, calendar entries, text messages, and more in just a few simple steps. “Through Bluetooth connectivity, the Starmobile Sync allows quick transfer and migration to Starmobile from other brands or devices – really fastracking the rush or the migration to Starmobile. We’re confident that with the Starmobile Sync, we will be able to achieve our one million mark this year,” said Michael Chen, Starmobile President.

For more information on these and other products, visit www.starmobile.com.ph.