Philips has introduced two new smartphones in last Saturday, both using a new technology that the manufacturer calls SoftBlue. This “anti-blue” display reduces the amount of blue light that comes from a smartphone screen, by up to 86%.

The new smartphones unveiled are Philips Sapphire S616 and the Philips Sapphire Life V787.

The Sapphire S616 features a 5.5-inch IPS screen and a 1080 x 1920 resolution. It also spots MediaTek MT6753 SoC, an octa-core CPU, and the Mali-T720 GPU. The S616 comes with 2GB of RAM is inside, 16GB of internal storage and an expandable 128GB microSD slot.

A 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture graces the back of the device, while a 5MP front-facing camera snaps wide angle selfies and handles video chats. The phone offers a removable 3000mAh battery, and provides dual SIM, dual standby with support for 4G LTE connectivity. Android 5.1 is pre-installed with Philips’ UI running on it.

The Sapphire Life V787 has the same specs as the S616, except for a few changes. Powering this model is a 5000mAh battery that uses the manufacturer’s Xenium technology, with 47 hours of talk time.

The Sapphire Life V787 also features a smaller 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Lastly, the 13MP rear-facing shooter on this unit offers Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), allowing it to focus in just 0.2 seconds.

The two handsets were made available in the U.S, where the Philips brand is associated and are expected to be launched at the end of November, the pricing information are yet to be known.


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