Philips S398 With 5-Inch Display, Android 4.4 KitKat Listed on Company Site


Philips might soon launch a new smartphone in India, as it has listed the Philips S398 on its country-specific website. There is no word on the launch date or the pricing of the smartphone as of yet. The device comes as a successor to the Philips S388, which was launched in August.

The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) Philips S398 runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box, and features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor alongside 1GB of RAM.

The smartphone additionally sports 8GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Philips S398 bears an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with CMOS sensor and LED flash, while also housing a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

It also includes a 2040mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 8 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 4 hours of talk time on 3G. Connectivity options on the Philips S398 include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, and 3G (WCDMA). It measures 143.7×71.1×9.65mm, and weighs around 170 grams. The smartphone is officially listed in just Black colour variant.

In October, Philips introduced the I908 smartphone in India.

Some of the key specifications of the Philips I908 include a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display; 16GB inbuilt storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB); 1.7GHz octa-core processor; 2GB of RAM; 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera; 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3000mAh battery. The firm also launched thePhilips i966 Aurora, in China in October.