Philips S398 with quad-core MediaTek processor listed online

While Philips has been treading cautiously in the smartphone industry, the company seems to be ready with a new smartphone – the Philips S398.


The Philips S398, which is the company’s upcoming affordable smartphone, is now listed online on the company’s official page in India. The device has a 5 inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Philips S398 has an 8 MP rear facing auto focus camera with LED flash. There is also a front facing 2 MP camera. The device runs on the latest Android KitKat version with a 2040 mAh battery. While there is no confirmation from the company, we can expect the handset to be launched early next year with the pricing in the Rs. 8000 range.

Philips S398 specs:

  • 5 inch display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6582M processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 8 MP primary camera
  • 2 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 2040 mAh battery