2014 looks to be an exciting year for the local smartphone market as octa core smartphones start debuting on retailer shelves. One such phone is the Starmobile Diamond X1, which will be powered by the MediaTek MT6592 SoC with octa core processor. However, there weren’t a lot of details revealed in the initial teaser that was sent out to bloggers and other members of the press. Thankfully, some new information has been unveiled and the Diamond X1 is looking like a very promising octa core smartphone indeed.
We already know that the Diamond X1 will feature a 6 inch screen, making it a rather large phablet. However it hasn’t been revealed whether it will be a Full HD (1080 x 1920) or HD (720 x 1270) display. Naturally, we’d like it to be a Full HD screen since this will lend itself to the overall image clarity.
The MT6592 SoC will have its processor clocked at 1.7GHz, coupled with a Mali 450 MP4 GPU for some serious gaming performance. The Diamond X1 will also have a generous 2GB RAM, something that is just beginning to become a trend with local smartphones. Finally, it will come with an 18mp/8mp dual camera setup similar to what we saw on the Starmobile Knight.
Starmobile is still withholding the rest of the specs, although most of the important details have been revealed already. One thing that’s interesting is that the Diamond X1 looks suspiciously like the Intex Aqua i17, which was recently launched in India. If they are indeed the same OEM device, then we can assume the rest of the specs to be the same.
Starmobile Diamond X1 Specs Based on Intex Aqua i17
- 6″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 245ppi)
- 1.7GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592 processor
- Mali 450 MP4 GPU
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 18mp BSI autofocus rear-facing camera with flash
- 8mp BSI front camera
- WiFi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS
- 2,300mAh battery
- Dual SIM functionality
- 7mm thick
Now, the Intex Aqua i17 actually has a 13mp/5mp dual camera setup. If the Starmobile Diamond X1 is indeed the same OEM device as the Aqua i17, the camera resolution will mostly likely be interpolated as it was on the Starmobile Knight. Also, the 2,300mAh battery is a bit disappointing, but this could change when the Starmobile Diamond X1 finally hits the market this month. No word on pricing yet, but hopefully it will retail somewhere in the Php12-15k range.