Mlais M52 Red Note is Your Next Budget LTE Phablet under PhP9000

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Phablet adoption is undoubtedly on the rise. In fact, in a study conducted by GFK, a market and consumer information company, “Phablet ownership is growing in all regions.” In fact, according to the study, Asia Pacific led the increase in phablet adoption with 8.5 percent rate increase version 2013. It was followed by Middle East (6.2%), Europe (6.4%) and Africa (5.5%).

Last Thusrday, one of the fastest rising e-commerce sits, Gearbest, informed us that they have started pre-selling a phandroid, which in our books, packs amazing hardware specs at a very affordable price. When converted to pesos, the said phone would cost around PhP6,685 (pre-tax and shipping). So far, as of this writing, there have been 185 pre-orders already and have been constantly growing.

64-Bit Octa Core

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The Mlais M52 has something up its sleeve when it comes to specs. Those who are gung-ho about having a 64-bit octa-core device will be delighted to know that this M52 has the MTK6572 installed. The latter SoC is Mediatek’s first 64-bit octa-core SoC, which deploys 2.0GHZ ARM Cortex-53 CPU and a Mali-T760! Mlais M52, however, has 1.7GHz Octa-core installed, not 2.0GHz.

In terms of memory and storage, Mlais M52 has an internal memory of 16gb – expandable up to 64gb MicroSD – and a RAM of 2gb. These powerful combination of base specs make it a great device for productivity and gaming for such a wonderful price of just a little over than PhP8,000 (after-tax and shipping).

Built for Viewing and Capturing Things You Love Most

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Mlais M52 has a 5.5 inch HD IPS OGS capacitive screen with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720. And just like most of MediaTek SoCs, this smartphone supports ClearMotion technology, which basically gets rid of motion jitter and makes sure that you give justice to your videos with 60fps.

Take Amazing Photos

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The phablet has a 13mp rear facing camera and 8mp front facing one. With F2.0 aperture, we expect the main camera to take bright photos with relatively deep depth of field. Meanwhile, it’s 8mp front facing camera boasts a 88-degree wide-angle lens, which ensures great looking selfies not just with yourself, but also with your friends.

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KitKat Now, Lollipop via OTA Soon

Yes, you read that right – the smartphone has Android 4.4.4 pre-installed and Android 5.0 (Lollipop) will come later this 1st half of the year. With Lollipop installed on this device, it’ll be opened to many improvements and UI changes that can definitely grant a fairly better mobile experience.

It’s LTE Enabled


Mlais M52 is LTE capable. It supports 2 micro SIM cards, and both are compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G and FDD LTE. You can check the full specs below for more information. Locally, only Starmobile and Cherry Mobile sell an dual-LTE device in a non-64 bit octa-core configuration. This makes the Mlais M52 a very great deal!

Mlais M52 has great specs for a phablet to begin with, and we just couldn’t think of skipping this great deal from Gearbest. Just in case the specs we highlighted above about the Mlais M52 convinced you to purchase one, we’ve got an awesome treat for you. Head on to this link ( to go directly to the pre-sale page of Gearbest, use the coupon code GBM52 to get a $13.99 discount (just pay $136, not $149.99 when you use this code).


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