Starmobile UP Prime with 700MHz LTE announced; Price, specs, availabilty

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The Starmobile announces the UP Prime – a 5-inch smartphone with 700MHz LTE compatibility and Android Nougat.

Starmobile UP Prime

The Starmobile UP Prime features a 5-inch 2.5 curved glass display and Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, paired with 1GB RAM and a Mali-T720MP GPU. As for the cameras, the phone is equipped with an 8MP sensor for the main and 5MP for the front. The battery is set at 3,000mAh.

What makes this phone standout is its 700MHz LTE compatibility. For those not familiar, the 700 MHz spectrum is a low band frequency that provides better indoor coverage and a wider reach relative to the costs. Currently, both telcos in the Philippines are racing to install the new base stations that support the frequency. Smart, in particular, has deployed it in Boracay, Metro Davao, Metro Cebu, and in areas of Metro Manila.

Starmobile UP Prime specs:

  • 5-inch TFT Display (1280 x 720, 293ppi)
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • 1.25GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737
  • Mali-T720MP
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage +microSD up to 32GB
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 8MP BSI Main Camera w/ AF, LED flash
  • 5MP BSI Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE (700MHz support)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • FM Radio
  • 3000mAh Li-Po battery

The Starmobile UP Prime will be available this month in Champagne and Dark Grey. It will have a retail price of Php3,990.

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