After a couple teasers in the past few weeks, Firefly Mobile just announced a new smartphone offering for the Philippine market which promises great performance with a very affordable price tag. Meet the Intense 64 LTE smartphone.
As what you can see in the image above posted by Firefly Mobile on their Facebook page, it said that the smartphone is now available at any kiosks and concept stores around the Philippines for only Php7,999. So what Intense 64 LTE offering in return for that asking price?
First of all this is a very powerful device for its asking price in terms of specs and design. Firefly Mobile even promised to go dive "beyond the spec-sheet" of the Intense 64 LTE in the coming weeks, so you better like their Facebook page (see source link below) to know more about the device from Firefly Mobile itself.
Many of us are not that too familiar with this company name, we may have heard it a couple of times before but it is not really as familiar as other local electronics companies like MyPhone and Cherry Mobile but what Firefly Mobile is offering, especially this Intense 64 LTE smartphone, is something that we should consider as our next Android smartphone.
Now let's get down to the specs and features of this brand new budget-friendly smartphone. Right out of the box we get to see a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1280x720 resolution and OGS full lamination Touch Display, this particular display should provide a very bright and clear display. Firefly Mobile made the screen scratch resistant with the addition of Asahi Dragontrail Glass as a layering protection to it.
Powering the smartphone is the latest generation of MediaTek MT6732 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5GHz with four cores, it is a 64-bit chip which means it is optimized for energy efficiency not to mention its mobile OS Android 4.4.4 Kitkat which is a pretty good combination to fully maximize the battery juice of the smartphone which comes with large 2,800mAh. Why Kitkat and not Lollipop straight away? Don't worry, the processor can support Android Lollipop and Firefly said that Over-The-Air update delivery system in built in with the device, an Android 5.0 Lollipop will definitely come soon to the smartphone. In fact Firefly Mobile said its "Android Lollipop ready" and they are already working on the update.
Partnered with the processor is a 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB so space is not going to be a problem here. Firefly Mobile understands that storage is almost as important as the battery size that's why they customized the firmware to enable "apps-to-microSD" transfer feature, which is nice.
Even cameras are not left with less power. On the back sits a 13MP shooter equipped with Backside Illumination technology or simply BSI with f/2.2 aperture to make sure a better photo is captured even in dark environment, the front camera which is at 8MP is also empowered with BSI and a f/2.8 aperture. So picture and selfie lovers are all covered with the Intense 64 LTE smartphone. See additional specs below.
Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE specs:
- 5.5" HD IPS display
- 1280 x 720 resolution
- OGS Full Lamination Touch Display
- Asahi Dragontrail Glass
- 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6732 processor
- Mali-T760 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- Supports microSD card up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera with BSI and f/2.2 Aperture
- 8MP front camera with f/2.8 aperture and BSI Samsung sensor
- Android 4.4.4 Kitkat (Android Lollipop Ready)
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- OTG Support
- 3G and 4G LTE
- 157 x 77.8 x 8.8 mm
- 2,800mAh battery
It doesn't end there. When you buy this gorgeous smartphone you will get the following accessories FREE OF CHARGE.
- Smart Cover (worth Php600)
- Carbonite Blue and Ice White back covers (yes two of them)
- Two screen protectors (worth Php200)
- Free feature phone worth Php449
Check out some Intense 64 LTE photos below from Firefly Mobile Facebook page.