Another yet-to-be-announced smartphone from Firefly Mobile has just been spotted in the wild. The device is allegedly called Intense Metal and it sports mid-range specs with pricing of less than Php5k. As the name says and the picture above shows, the device sports a "super tough metal frame" together with some other competitive technical specifications.
A report on GeekyPinas claims that the smartphone was seen in Cebu city, see photo above, while another one from PinoyTechBlog says they saw one at SM San Mateo and took a picture. Both tech blogs say that the Firefly Intense Metal sells for just Php4,499.
Looking at the photo above which is effortful enough to show what specs and features a user can get from it, all are acceptable and kind of hard to ignore for its price tag except for the display resolution which only comes in at 960 x 540, that's quarter of a full HD resolution hence qHD. Good thing is it is enforced with OGS or One-Glas Solution technology which is much better than the normal displays even at HD screens, plus it is also protected by a Dragontrail Glass solution for scratch and damage's threats.
Under the hood sits a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM and a 8GB expandable internal storage. As for the photo capturing activities, on the back is a massive 13MP shooter powered with a Sony IMX219 lens, autofocus and LED flash and then a front facing lens with 8MP equipped with BSI to capture more light and produce better photos captured in dark places.
On the software side, the Firefly Mobile Intense Metal is running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, we can hope that an Android 5 Lollipop will be released in the future for this device, however it says it has a 32-bit type processor and to my knowledge this sort of chip cannot run Android Lollipop unless I am wrong. No 4G nor LTE for cellular connectivity, but an HSPA+ should be enough for an average internet users connected over cell towers. One more enticing about this smartphone is the battery pack that sports a huge Php3,300mAh juice.
Firefly Mobile Intense Metal specs:
- 5.5" qHD IPS OGS display
- 960 x 540 resolution
- Dragontrail Glass
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- Supports microSD card
- 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX219 lens
- 8MP front camera wit BSI
- Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 3.75G, HSPA+
- 3,300mAh battery
Looks like the smartphone is real and the specs it offers, it's just a matter of official announcement from Firefly Mobile itself. This local electronics company is known for doing this kind of strategy where they will make a "soft release" as what the Firefly Mobile calls it and then once known to the blogging world, they will formally announce.