Did you know that there’s an Android smartphone equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE mobile connectivity, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, and 8MP rear autofocus camera for less than 3k Pesos? We’re not kidding about that, and yes, it definitely exists. It will be sold in local stores some time soon, and that’s as much as we can tell you at the moment.
The reason why we know all of this is because we recently saw a leaked promo video from the guys over at local electronics retailer BS Mobile. This is a name that you are unlikely to have ever heard of until reading this post, but it is indeed one of the local players in the smartphone market. And when it isn’t making somewhat respectable mid-range Android phone models with somewhat questionable price tags, it’s trying to vastly undercut the local smartphone competition.
So what of this mythical sub-3k Peso phone that we’re talking about? We really know next to nothing about it, but it should be a 5-inch LTE-enabled phone with Android Lollipop, and its final retail price will only be Php 2,999. And really, do you need to know anything else about it to be as excited as we are? Expect it to start appearing in local stores by the middle of September or shortly thereafter. And if we get any new info, we’ll be sure to post an update.