12 Jun Starmobile Introduces Smartphone with Superior Camera and Audio Features
The Starmobile QUEST: Most feature-packed Android device in its class
[12 June 2014] Philippine smart devices brand Starmobile today unveiled the QUEST, a dual SIM Android smartphone with advanced imaging and audio capabilities.
“The Starmobile QUEST is unlike any other phone in the market today,” said Starmobile President Michael Chen. “It offers high-end, premium features at a mid-range price point.”
Topping the list of features is a Sony camera sensor with Backside Illumination (BSI) and a wide f2.0 aperture lens.
BSI is a type of sensor which puts the light-sensitive components of a camera closer to the subject. This enables the camera to take brighter photos, compared to its conventional counterparts.
The wide f2.0 aperture lens, meanwhile, sports a larger-than-average opening. This allows the QUEST to capture more light compared to a regular f2.8 or f3.5 aperture lens normally used in other cameras.
“With its premium camera sensor, the QUEST takes bright and amazing photos even in low light conditions,” said Starmobile President Michael Chen. “What’s more, this beautiful phone also boasts of incredible audio features.”
Chen refers to the Starmobile QUEST’s microphones that capture and cancel out ambient noise.
“This clever technology makes calls clearer and more understandable for the receiver,” said Chen. “This means that QUEST users don’t need to shout whether in the middle of a party, or waiting in line for a jeepney just to make sure they’re heard.” he added.
Another unique audio feature of the Starmobile QUEST is Snapdragon Audio+.
This proprietary software developed by global chipmaker Qualcomm enhances music output with a 5-band equalizer with 10 presets, bass boost, and 3D effect.
“Audio enhancement software of this caliber is usually available for a fee on the Google Play Store,” Chen said “But for the QUEST it is pre-loaded and is absolutely free to use,”
The Starmobile QUEST runs on the latest version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 200 platform.
It has a capable 1.2GHz Quad Core processor, which makes efficient use of battery power—more so when used in tandem with Qualcomm Battery Guru app.
Battery Guru optimizes battery consumption by studying usage patterns and habits. The app automatically adjusts various phone settings such as display brightness and processor power to improve battery life.
The Starmobile QUEST will be available in Starmobile concept stores and kiosks in Manila and Cebu beginning this Saturday, June 14, 2014 and in Davao beginning June 17, 2014.