According to a very reliable source, O+ is scheduled to launch their latest Android phone, 8.15, during the opening of their concept store at SM North Edsa this Saturday (May 11). Teased last month by O+, the 8.15 comes with a Quad Core processor, 8MP rear facing camera, 1GB ram and 5″ IPS display. At 8.4mm thin, this will also be one of the quad core phones with a slim profile next to the Samsung Galaxy S4 (7.9mm) and Alcatel Scribe HD (8.5 mm). The handset is designed in the USA for O+. Oh, I just cannot wait to get my hands on this device.
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- 1.2GHz Quad-core CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- 5.0-inches HD IPS display
- 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and BS 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera
- WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS with AGPS Support
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (Still needs to be confirmed)
- 2,000mAh Battery
- Air Shuffle
- Price: PhP12,995
I’m big fan of O+ as they continuously exercise innovation as evidenced by Air Shuffle featured in most of their Android smartphones. The build quality of their smartphones are very solid, almost similar to the material used by Samsung and Nokia. It’s also worth noting that their retail packaging also stands out, something akin to Alcatels’ and HTC’s.
This week, we are slated to release our review of the 8.52 and the 8.6. These phones can readily take on Samsung’s budget smartphones, Galaxy Fame and Galaxy S Duos respectively.
*Update: We have just confirmed from O+ that they will indeed launch the O+ 8.15 this Saturday, May 11.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.