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SKK Mobile Kraken: the most affordable octa-core smartphone in the market? (updated)

By Lionell Go Macahilig & Katrina Canlas - on 29 Aug 2014, 4:05pm

SKK Mobile Kraken: the most affordable octa-core smartphone in the market? (updated)

Update (August 29, 2014): The SKK Kraken will be sold for PhP 5,499 in SM City North EDSA and SM City Bacoor on August 31, 2014. Another octa-core smartphone, the Marian S1 will be sold for PhP 6,999 (original SRP is PhP 9,999) in the same malls and date.

Update (July 30, 2014): In connection with SKK Mobile's blowout sale, the Kraken will drop its price from PhP 8,999 to PhP 6,999. The blowout sale is happening from August 2 to 3, 2014. The Kraken's PhP 7,999 price tag was introductory only.   

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SKK Mobile Kraken

SKK Mobile has been hyping up the Kraken since the first quarter of 2014. The SKK Mobile Kraken is a momentous smartphone for the company as it is its first octa-core smartphone and, more interestingly, the most affordable one according to them. Other manufacturers have already launched their octa-core smartphones such as the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 (PhP 12,999), Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity (PhP 14,999), MyPhone Agua Infinity (PhP 12,999), Starmobile Diamond X1 (PhP 13,990), Starmobile Octa (PhP 16,990), ThL T100 Monkey King II (PhP 13,499), and the ThL T200 Cyborg (PhP 14,999). If the Kraken is marketed as the least expensive octa-core smartphone offering in the local market, its price must be lower than the smartphone models that were mentioned, which could be a little bit challenging for SKK Mobile.

Specifications-wise, the SKK Mobile Kraken comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with 854 x 480 resolution. Its octa-core processor is clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage. The Kraken carries an 8-megapixel main camera with flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. A dual-SIM handset, the Kraken supports 3G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, and runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. It is also bundled with a 2000mAh battery module.