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ThL T100 Monkey King II Precedes Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 and Starmobile Diamond X1 (Updated)

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 12 Feb 2014, 5:11pm

ThL T100 Monkey King II Precedes Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 and Starmobile Diamond X1 (Updated)

Update: NOVO7Tech told us via email that the ThL T100 Monkey King II costs PhP 13,499 for walk-ins.

ThL T100 Monkey King II

Hyped as the world's first true octa-core platform, MediaTek's MT6592 was launched in November last year. Less than three months after its announcement, smartphones equipped with the MT6592 started to emerge in the market. One of these devices is the T100 Monkey King II (also known as T100s Ironman) from Chinese company Technology Happy Life (ThL).

A smartphone locally carried by NOVO7Tech, ThL's T100 Monkey King II was actually "soft launched" in the Philippines last December. On the outside, the phablet features a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. It has two cameras, one on the back and one on the front, both of which have 13-megapixel rating. However, as the one on the back serves as the main camera, it is more advanced in specifications, employing a Sony 5P blue glass lens filter with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, and is capable of recording Full HD videos.

Within the T100 Monkey King II, the MT6592 chip is clocked at 1.7GHz with Mali-450 GPU (700MHz) and 2GB LPDDR3 (666MHz). The smartphone comes with ample 32GB worth internal storage and supports microSD cards with 64GB capacity. The handset runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), but NOVO7Tech assures that it is all set for Android 4.4 (KitKat) update. For connectivity, the dual-SIM device supports 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and Wi-Fi. It measures 144.2 x 70.4 x 8.8mm and is supplied with a 2700mAh NASA-grade silicon anode battery.

The ThL T100 Monkey King II costs PhP 16,000 and is available through Novo7Tech. Other octa-core phablets that were launched recently include the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 and the Starmobile Diamond X1