Starmobile Knight is one of the upcoming Android smartphones to be released locally. It’s one of Starmobile’s flagship smartphone that will compete with other companies like Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, O+ and others. The Starmobile Knight became popular because of its 18 megapixel BSI rear facing camera and 8 megapixel front facing camera. Many speculated that this would be an overpriced smartphone because of its features. Finally that speculation is going to end. Starmobile has disclosed the price of the Knight after it was featured on Rated K.
The Starmobile Knight price is Php 11,290 only. The company didn’t confirmed the release date or when will it be available on stores, but some reports are saying that it will be available by July 2013.
The SM Knight features a 4.7 inch HD display, with a resolution of 720×1280, 315 pixels per inch and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. If you look at the design of the body, it has a similar shape from that of the iPhone 5.
The Starmobile Knight is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM. It will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Even though you can put up to 32GB microSD card, it has only a 4GB of internal storage, which I’m really disappointed about. 4GB is very very low for me, and I think it would have been better if they bump it up to 8GB or 16GB.
The main feature of this phone is its 18 megapixel rear facing camera with BSI sensor, autofocus and dual LED flash. Paired with an 8 megapixel front facing camera that also features a BSI sensor and autofocus. Don’t get too excited about it yet, since we haven’t seen the actual photo samples taken using the phone’s camera. But since it has a BSI sensor, it might produce an acceptable or better photo quality.
Note: It doesn’t mean that the higher the megapixel is, the quality of the picture or the photo will also be better. Many people think that the megapixel refers to the quality of the camera. No! The megapixel refers only to the size of the picture, and NOT the quality. Okay, if you still don’t get it, do you think that the Starmobile’s 18 megapixel camera will have the same or better picture quality compared to a 16 megapixel Nikon D7000 DSLR camera or a Canon EOS 7D 18 megapixel DSLR camera?
The Starmobile Knight also features basic connectivity options such as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, HSPA+, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, WiFi Hotspot and more. It also has a dual-SIM, dual 3G and dual Standby feature. The Knight is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery that will probably offer a decent amount of battery life.