Philips, the Netherlands based electronics manufacturer, has today announced the launch of a new entry-level smartphone in China — Philips X596. This is the same smartphone that was certified by TENNA last month. It comes with an aviation grade aluminium alloy material body.
The Philips X596 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 2.5D curved touchscreen. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz.
It packs 4GB of RAM and comes in two onboard storage options — 32GB and 64GB. The smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing snapper. The back camera comes with LED Flash, Auto Focus and 1080p video recording support.
Just below the camera module on the back, there is a fingerprint sensor for added security. It comes with the usual set of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
The phone has a 4,000mAh battery that also supports 9V/2A fast charging. The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. There is no information regarding when or if the company will roll out an update to Android 8.0 Oreo. It measures 156.4 × 77.4 × 8.35 mm and it weighs 177.8 grams.
The 4GB RAM + 32GB storage model of Philips X596 is priced at 1,299 Yuan (~ $171) while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version costs 1,499 Yuan (~ $227). It is currently available for pre-order on JD.com and will start shipping from November 5.