Philips has been active in launching smartphones from the last couple of months. In October, we had exclusively reported about the launch of Philips S616 and Philips V787 smartphone that comes with the latest SoftBlue technology that reduces the blue light emission by 86%. While both these smartphones are targetted towards power users, a new device dubbed as Philips Xenium V377 with basic specifications and power packed battery is all set to launch by the end of this month in Russia.
It comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery that can give 29 hours of talk time and lasts up to a month on standby. According to the company, it can play 3,150 audio songs on a single full charge. On the left edge of the device, we can find the physical button for quick switching to the power saving mode for further extending the battery life of this massive battery.
Apart from the battery, the other specifications aren’t that impressive. It has a 5-inch IPS display with HD resolution and is powered by the MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. There is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage along with MicroSD card slot. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Philips’s own UI on top of it.
It comes with an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash; and on the front, we can find a 2MP selfie camera for selfies and video calls. The device supports dual SIM dual standby but lacks the 4G LTE connectivity. The available connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS and MicroUSB 2.0. With the huge 5,000mAh, the device measures 10.9mm thick and weighs 188.5 grams.
The device also supports Miracast for viewing the captured videos and images directly on TV. The device is expected to be made available in Russia by the end of this month. It will be priced at 8990 rubles (approx $130 / Rs. 8650). Stay tuned for more updates!