Philips has launched two new phones under mid-range category in China. Codenamed as the Philips Sapphire Life V787 and Sapphire S616, these phones have the “Soft Blue” feature, which aims at reducing about 86% of blue light emitted from the display, forming a major reason for stress under a continuous sight of the screen.
Philips Sapphire S616
The Philips Sapphire S616 is the larger of the two, having 5.5-inch FullHD display, powered by 1.3Ghz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU. The phone has 2BG of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with support for 128GB of additional storage.3
The phone has a 13 Megapixel shooter at back and 5 Megapixel wide angle shooter at the front for selfies. The phone features a removable 3000mAh battery and runs on Android 5.1 with its own UI. The phone dimensions are 152.00 x 77.90 x 8.30 mm and weighs 154 grams.
Philips Sapphire Life V787
The smaller version is Philips Sapphire Life V787, it features a 5 inch FullHD 441ppi display. It houses a bigger battery with a capacity of 5000mAh. Other features of the phone remain the same as the Sapphire S616. With the help of the Xenium technology (Philip’s own patented battery performance-boosting feature), the battery life of the phone can last up to 47 hrs.
The Philips Sapphire S616 is priced at 1,399 Yuan (approx. ₹14,600). The price of the other model, the Philips Sapphire Life V787, is not yet revealed. The phones will be available from this month. It is expected to be seen soon in Indian markets too.
Many claim that Soft Blue would make this phone a standout, but it doesn’t go like that. Even though Philips has made some improvements on the hardware front, there are a ton of applications available in the Play Store which do the same job. You can find them in this article. At this price tag, the phone still lags a fingerprint reader and IR sensor option.