Snapdragon 710-powered smartphones we want to see in the Philippines
The Snapdragon 710 is one of the newest premium mid-range chipsets from Qualcomm. It is built on the 10nm process technology and has plenty of advantages over the 600-tier like multi-core AI Engine and neural network processing capabilities. However, there’s not a lot of smartphones in the market that have it. As of writing, we only have the OPPO R17 Pro and the Meizu X8. So for this article, we’re highlighting other Snapdragon 710-powered smartphones that we want to see in the country.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s was announced in December and features a new display design called the Infinity-O display. It has a 6.4-inch screen, up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 24MP + 10MP + 5MP triple rear cameras, 24MP front camera, Android Pie with Samsung One UI, and 3,400mAh battery. The Galaxy A8s is priced in China for CNY 2,999 (~PHP 23,311.29).
What we have so far in the Philippines is the Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 8, but there’s also a Nokia 8.1, also known as the Nokia X7. Announced last December 2018, it runs on a Snapdragon 710. It has a better design, a larger notched screen, 12MP + 13MP rear cameras, 20MP front camera, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and 3,500mAh battery. The Nokia 8.1 is priced at EUR 399 (~PHP 23,814.83).
Lenovo released a few phones before 2018 ended and one of them is the Z5s. It sports a 6.3-inch waterdrop screen, 16MP + 8MP + 5MP rear cameras, 16MP front camera, aluminum build, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and 3,300mAh battery. It’s an eye-candy too and comes in multiple color variants, which is a trend nowadays. The Lenovo Z5s is priced at CNY 1,398 (~PHP 10,757.45) for the 4GB + 64GB model, and CNY 1,598 (~PHP 12,296.43) for the 6GB + 64GB, and CNY 1,898 (~PHP 14,604.89) for the 6GB + 128GB.
The other Lenovo phone is the Z5 Pro with a 6.39-inch screen, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, 16MP + 24MP rear cameras, 16MP + 8MP front cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, and 3,350mAh battery. The slide-out design of this phone makes it stand out among the rest. It’s also a good pick over the Z5s if you want a smartphone with quad cameras. The Lenovo Z5 Pro is priced at CNY 1,998 (~PHP 15,317.49) for the 64GB model and CNY 2,298 (~PHP 17,617.41) for the 128GB.
Vivo also has a Snapdragon 710-powered phone in the form of the Z3. Marketed as a gaming phone, it comes with a 6.3-inch screen, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, 16MP + 2MP rear cameras, 12MP front camera, IR Face Unlock, and 3,315mAh battery. For the gaming part, it boasts a Twin-Turbo acceleration technology and 4D Game Shock. The Vivo Z3 is priced at CNY 1,598 (~PHP 14,769) for the 6GB + 64GB model, and CNY 2,298 (~PHP 17,881) for the 6GB + 128GB.
So far we have no word yet if these phones will arrive in the country, but we hope some them do and with a reasonable price tag.
Which Snapdragon 710-powered smartphone do like the most? Let us know in the comments below.