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December 31, 2013

Starmobile Diamond X1, 6-inch with Octa-core CPU

A few days ago, Starmobile sent out info that they’ll be releasing their first octa-core Android smartphone that packs a 6-inch display, an 18-megapixel shooter and 2GB RAM – the Diamond X1.

starmobile-diamond-x1-rappler
Image credit: Rappler.com

Starmobile didn’t provide much info on their teaser release but after some digging and cross-referencing with press renders provided by Rappler, we believe that it’s a rebranded Intex Aqua i17 which was launched in India last month.

intex aqua i17_thinkdigit_1
Image credit: ThinkDigit.com

Here’s the spec sheet of the Auqa i17 as provided by FoneArena.com:
6-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, 245ppi
1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU
Mali 450MP4 GPU
2GB RAM
13 megapixel auto focus camera with LED Flash
5 megapixel front-facing camera
16GB/ 32GB internal storage (no microSD)
3.5mm audio jack
FM Radio
dual Yamaha 1420 speakers w/ 1.2W output
7mm thick
3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
GPS w/ aGPS
2,300mAh removable battery
dual-SIM, dual standby
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
Black, White

Intex-aquai17_bgr_india
Image credit: BGR.in

Take note that the Diamond X1′s main and front cameras feature a higher pixel count at 18 megapixel and 8 megapixel respectively. So some of the specs listed above may differ from the actual Diamond X1.

intex aqua i17_thinkdigit
Image credit: ThinkDigit.com

The Starmobile Diamond X1 is slated to be launched in January 2014 with an expected price not exceeding Php15k. This compliments the Aqua i17′s price of Rs20,000 or around Php14k when converted.

{sources: 1, 2, 3, 4}

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21 Responses to “Starmobile Diamond X1, 6-inch with Octa-core CPU”

  1. jp says:

    The battery is 2,600 mAh and not 2,300 mAh as stated in this yugatech article. Otherwise, it is a disaster.

    http://gadgetstouse.com/quick-hands-on/intex-aqua-i17-mt6592-octa-core-hands-on-review/12462

  2. abuzalzal says:

    Asa pa kayo sa Starmobile, Php16, 999 ito Lol

  3. aln123 says:

    The upcoming Huawei Mate 2 would probably cost just a little bit more.

  4. wew says:

    mahal to starmobile eh hahaha

  5. Benchmark says:

    Hmmm just womdering why 18mpixel naging 13mp sa intex…hmmm maybe a camera upgrade?

  6. www.kusina101.com
    Twitter: corbylove
    says:

    whats the use of octa-core kung ang battery ay 2,300mAh at 3G lang. pfth!

  7. kim says:

    expect the CRAZY UNJUSTIFIED price kaya congrats sa bibili hahaha

  8. abuzalzal says:

    There’s a reason why they didn’t announce the price lmao

    It is ”almost” a certainty that this phone is gonna be one of the most expensive first wave of Octa device this coming January, karera sila ng O +, hahaha

    Mag HUWAWEI na lang kayo…ALCATEL idol X+ could’ve been an excellent choice, but they blew it due to the lack of storage expandabillity.

  9. chacha says:

    octacores? yan na ba trend ngayon? saan mo nman gagamiting games yan? bibili na lng ako ng PS vita at quadcore na myphone Cyclone hiwalay pa gaming at phone ko, mahirap malobat ang phone, communication yan. sa price nyan konti na lng dagdag mo kaya na siguro dalawang device na yan.

  10. o says:

    That octa core is very misleading. It’s an ARM big.Little architecture. Four cortex A7s and four cortex A9 or A15 cores. The A7s run when minimal CPU is required, switching to the more powerful cores when needed.

    So it is really a four core CPU.

    The Exynos 5 Octa uses the same scheme. Supposedly all 8 cores will soon be usable, good news for us Galaxy S4 users.
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/samsungs-exynos-5-octa-will-be-able-to-use-all-eight-of-its-cores-in-q4/

    But the A7 cores are much weaker than the A15 cores that I don’t think it’s relevant.

    • Mang Tomas
      Twitter: freelancerage
      says:

      Idiot. The mt6592 is a real octa-core processor. All 8 cores are simultaneously active.

    • zhel says:

      Lol.. Mag marunong ka pa… Hindi exynos yan. NKT6592, lahat ng 8 cores nyan A7 na gumagana ng sabay sabay..

      Basa basa muna pag may time.. pag wala.. wag magmarunong

  11. ralf says:

    what class of camera? bsi ba? yan or just ordinary cam na malabo in low light area

  12. ralf says:

    what class of camera? bsi ba? yan or just ordinary cam na malabo in low light area?

  13. Xpd777 says:

    Don’t count on it StarMobile. this is just building hype and giving false hopes to buyers. I’ve seen this marketing ploy with the SM Knight, which is over-hyped and no availability nationwide. Starmobile’s logistics cannot equate with their marketing. Meaning, Launch Date to Rlease Date is too long. When SM Knight arrived in store here in cagayan de oro, it never sold out because it was over shadowed by the arrival of the CM Cosmos X2. Cherry mobile‘s just lurking behind this marketing, I bet my neck that Cherry “CAN” release and make available an Octacore phone before SM X1 reaches stores.

    • zhel says:

      palagay ko talo ka sa pustahan.. Dami na nakabili nitong phone na ito.. narelease na. San octacore ng CM???

      indi marketing strategy ang ngyari sa release ni SM knight. kapalpakan tawag dun. And thoguh they paid for it.. it seems they also learned from it.

  14. Joshua
    Twitter: shwuang
    says:

    Not impressed with the battery in such. Better make it bigger starmobile.

  15. randolf balmaceda says:

    When will it be released and how much?

  16. Heckler says:

    Alam niyo naman siguro na yung octacore na yan eh supposedly, mas matipid sa battery no?

    SUS

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