|Starmobile KNIGHT Vision Specs, Price and Availability|
Shortly after launching the KNIGHT X, Starmobile makes another mark in the local smartphone market as it unveils the KNIGHT Vision, the first Pinoy Android smartphone with a built-in ISDB-T Digital TV receiver.
“We are proud to introduce the KNIGHT Vision as we believe that DTV technology presents the biggest change in TV viewing ever,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “Mobile DTV is bigger than the introduction of color and HD broadcast combined.” he added.
Unlike regular Analog TV broadcasts, DTV uses digital TV signals to deliver clean and crisp images and audio comparable to that of cable TV. There is no static, thus resulting in crystal clear audio and pictures wherever DTV services are available nationwide.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has mandated that all local TV stations make the shift to DTV broadcast within the next 3 to 5 years. To date, major networks such as ABS-CBN and GMA have begun offering their programs via DTV for free. The Starmobile KNIGHT Vision is compatible with the NTC’s DTV standard.
“The KNIGHT Vision can change the way modern Filipinos enjoy TV forever–from a ‘fixed’ activity where they have to stay where the television set is located such as the living room or bedroom—TV is now a truly ‘mobile’ experience where they are free to watch together or individually wherever and whenever they please,” said Chen. “No more fighting over the remote control!”
Apart from DTV, the KNIGHT Vision also boasts of a camera with a built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), which minimizes image shaking when taking photos or videos. This enables users to take sharper photos compares to phones with non-OIS cameras.
“DTV lets you watch awesome videos, with OIS you can take awesome videos–and photos and photos as well! The KNIGHT Vision is a ground-breaking device that ushers in a true audio-visual revolution,” said Chen.
Starmobile KNIGHT Vision Specs
5.5-inch HD (1280x720) IPS display, 267ppi
1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
2GB of RAM
16GB of internal storage
microSD support up to 64GB
13MP AF Sony IMX Exmor RS rear camera w/ OIS, LED flash
8MP AF Sony front-facing camera
Bluetooth 4.0 / microUSB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / GPS with A-GPS
GPRS / EDGE / 3G HSPA+ Connectivity
Dual-SIM (Regular + Micro) / Dual 3G Standby
ISDB-T Digital TV (over 10 free channels as of Feb 2015)
FM Radio / OTA Update support
Li-Po 2,450mAh battery (removable)
154 x 78 x 8.5mm (dimension)
Travel Charger, InstaCase, Screen Protector, Earphones with mic and microUSB Cable
Price and Avaialbility
The Starmobile KNIGHT Vision will be available in stores nationwide by mid-April for only Php9,990 (SRP).