Is this the next THL phone that Novo7 Tech brings to the PH?
THL’s at it again, pushing better and faster affordable octa-core powered smartphones into the market. This time around, the company has unveiled their W11 Monkey King 2 on their official web store. The W11 Monkey King 2 has the same 5-inch display as its older brother, but THL has improved it by putting in MediaTek’s octa-core solution and giving everyone what they’ve always craved in a MediaTek powered smartphone – LTE. While it doesn’t use MediaTek’s 64-bit quad-core MT6732 LTE solution (opting instead for their MT6592 octa-core processor that’s present in the devices of other local brands although with the speed bumped up to 2.0GHz) THL has managed to stuff in a LTE modem in the W11. As far the LTE feature of the W11, right now it will only work with Globe’s 1800 LTE band – while technically Smart has 3 bands for its LTE, a Smart rep told us that only the 2100mhz band is functioning as of the moment.
THL W11 Monkey King 2 specs
- 2.0GHz MTK6592 octa-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 5-inch, 5-point multi-touch display, Gorilla Glass 3, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 ppi
- 32GB of storage space (non expandable)
- 13-megapixel main camera with autofocus
- 13-megapixel front camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
- 3G, HSPA, LTE (800/900/1800/2600MHz)
- 2000mAh battery
- Android 4.3
The W11’s other specs are pretty killer as well – both of its cameras have 13-megapixel resolution sensors like the original Monkey King, and the device comes packed with 32GB of storage plus 2GB of RAM. The 5-inch display is full HD as well. The performance of the 1.7GHz clocked MT6592 processor was already pretty beastly, and we’re expecting the 2.0GHz version of the chip to deliver even better performance. Priced at $399 or around Php 17815 without taxes or duties, it isn’t the cheapest octa-core smartphone around, but for the specs that it promises to deliver (and the freebies that distributor Novo7 Tech always seem to throw in when they release a new product) the price of admission is worth it.