A lot of you might not have noticed this, but there’s another player trying to make it in the local budget smartphone market and go up against the likes of Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, Starmobile and Oplus. I’ve been seeing SKK Mobile stalls sprouting up in some of the malls that I’ve been to recently, but I never gave a thought to taking a look at them until Edriangelo Paule, a past tipster, sent me this photo.
The specs of the SKK Mobile Phoenix won’t wow anyone, but it does manage to come with a dual core CPU, dual cameras, Bluetooth and a built-in TV tuner at Php4,999! The WVGA is a downer though as that kind of resolution belongs on 4 inch phones, not 7 inch tablets. Still, I was intrigued since I through SKK Mobile only offered feature phones, so I decided to pay their Facebook page a visit.
To my surprise, they did in fact have a full range of Android phones, and while the specs might belong to last year’s budget smartphones, the pricing is still very competitive. The SKK Mobile Radiance is especially appealing with its 4.7 inch qHD display, dual core processor, 8mp camera and Php5,999 price tag. Not bad!
I should mention that almost their entire Android smartphone lineup comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. That’s pretty impressive since other similarly specced phones from other local brands are still stuck on ICS 4.0 or have buggy Jelly Bean 4.1 firmware. Their tablet lineup isn’t as impressive though, but if you’re looking for an affordable gift for one of the kids, it’s hard to beat their prices. Check out the SKK Mobile Facebook page here if you guys are interested.