Last month we had exclusively reported about the launch of two new smartphones S616 and V787 from Philips. The devices come with SoftBlue technology that reduces 86% of the harmful blue light that emits from the display. Today a new phablet called ‘Philips Swift S616L‘ from the company is listed online. This is the same device that was certified by TENAA in September.
It sports a huge 6.5-inch IPS display with 720p resolution. Recently, Lenovo had also launched a phablet called Phab Plus with a 6.8-inch display but this comes with 1080p resolution. The S616L is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM. It also has 16GB of internal storage and can be expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD card slot.
The device comes with a plastic back panel and chrome finished frame around the device. Unlike the glossy finish on the back, it comes with a matte back that offers some grip while holding this 6.5-inch phablet. While the recently launched S616 and V787 came with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, the V616L still run on the out-dated Android 4.4 Kitkat.
On the camera front, it has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. The 3,000mAh removable battery is what keeps the device powered we can expect it to last for a single day of mixed usage. It supports dual SIM dual standby and also offers 4G LTE connectivity.
It measures 8.9mm thick and weighs around 188 grams. The phablet is priced at 1,399 Yuan (approx $220 / Rs. 14,600) and is already available for purchase. Aso of now, it is available in the Gold color, and we can expect it to be available in the few more colors once it is officially launched. Stay tuned for more official details regrading the device.