Phillips Sapphire S616 and Sapphire Life V787 launches with anti-eye strain display

Philips Sapphire S616
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Phillips has launched two new mid-range smartphones, the Sapphire S616 and the Sapphire Life V787 in China.

Phillips said it used a new technology, ‘SoftBlue’, in building both phones such that it reduces eye fatigue – which is associated with the displays of most electronic devices.

The company said SoftBlue achieves this by reducing the blue light coming from a screen by up to 86 percent.

The Philips Sapphire S616 comes in a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a crisp clear 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.

The Sapphire S616 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, a Mali-T720 GPU, and has 2GB of RAM.

The smartphone comes with 16 GB internal storage and one can expand it up to 128 GB via a memory card slot if more space is needed.

The Sapphire S616 also features good camera taking abilities. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie shooter placed on the front.

The dual-SIM capable device also features a removable 3000mAh battery and supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and other standard connectivity options.

Philips Sapphire S616 runs Android Lollipop 5.1 with the company’s homegrown user interface on top. It is priced at Rs. 14,500 (roughly 45,000 Naira), and is expected to go on sale in November.

The Philips Sapphire Life V787  is a similar smartphone to the Sapphire S616 as it offer majorly the same specs but with improvements in certain areas.

It sports a 5-inch full-HD display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel screen resolution and a 441ppi pixel density.

Philips Sapphire Life V787 has the same processor and RAM as the Sapphire S616, but offers a larger battery capacity – 5000mAh, which uses the company’s Xenium technology.

This technology enables the battery to be able to last up to 47 hours, Phillips said.

The Sapphire Life V787 also comes with a 13-megapixel rear-camera but it features phase detection autofocus. Its retail price is unknown at the moment but the smartphone is expected to be made available by the end of November.

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