Philips S308 and W3500 Dual-SIM Android Smartphones Launched

Philips S308 and W3500 Dual-SIM Android Smartphones Launched
Philips, after a period of relative quiet, has marked its return to the Indian smartphone market with three new phones, the S308, W3500, and W6610, priced at Rs. 8,290, Rs. 16,195 and Rs. 20,650 respectively. The company also launched a new feature phone, the E130, at Rs. 1,960.

Philips Mobile has announced that it has tied up with Redington as distribution partner to market the newly launched devices across the country. However, the company did not reveal the availability details of any of the devices. The company also revealed that it has partnered with Accel Frontline for after sales service of the handsets.

The Philips S308 is an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based smartphone. It supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) functionality with dual standby. The S308 features a 4-inch TFT display (480x800 pixels) and sports a curvilinear design. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.

The smartphone includes a 4GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The Philips S308 sports 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is no word on the front-facing camera. It will be available in Black, Blue, Red, White, and Yellow colour variants.


The Philips W3500 also offers dual-SIM (GSM-GSM) support and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The new Android smartphone from Philips features a 5-inch display with a (FWVGA) 480x854 pixel resolution. A quad-core processor powers the device, clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM.

The Philips W3500 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also comes with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It includes 4GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include a Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE and 3G support. The W3500 packs a 2200mAh battery with no word on talk time and standby time. Stay tuned for our coverage of the Philips W6610 in a separate article, along with our first impressions of the smartphone from the launch event.

The Philips E130 feature phone is a dual-SIM device and also houses a digital camera (unspecified megapixel count). Other features of E130 feature phone include FM radio, MP3 player, microSD card slot support with expandable storage (up to 32GB). Unfortunately, the company has not detailed the complete specifications of the Philips E130.

Mobiles launched in May 2014
Display 5.00-inch
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 5-megapixel
Storage 4GB
Battery Capacity 2200mAh
OS Android 4.2
Resolution 480x854 pixels
Display 4.00-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6572M
Front Camera No
Rear Camera 5-megapixel
Storage 4GB
Battery Capacity 1400mAh
OS Android 4.2
Resolution 480x800 pixels

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