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Philips introduces two new smartphones sporting "anti-blue" displays

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Ever stare at your smartphone screen and feel your eyes get strained or fatigued? Blame that on the blue light that is released by the display. But Philips has introduced two new smartphones in China today, both using a new technology that the manufacturer calls SoftBlue. This "anti-blue" display reduces the amount of blue light that comes from a smartphone screen, by up to 86%. This feature can be found on the just unveiled Philips Sapphire S616 and the Philips Sapphire Life V787.

The Sapphire S616 features a 5.5-inch IPS screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Driving the handset is the MediaTek MT6753 SoC, which includes an octa-core CPU, and the Mali-T720 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of internal storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 128GB microSD slot.

A 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture graces the back of the device, while a 5MP front-facing camera snaps wide angle selfies and handles video chats. The phone offers a removable 3000mAh battery, and provides dual SIM, dual standby with support for 4G LTE connectivity. Android 5.1 is pre-installed with Philips' UI running on top. The phone is expected to be launched in November, priced in the neighborhood of $222 USD.

The Philips Sapphire Life V787 is expected to be launched at the end of November, although pricing information is unknown. This device has the same specs as the Sapphire S616, except for a few important changes. For example, powering this model is a 5000mAh battery that uses the manufacturer's Xenium technology, to provide up to 47 hours of talk time. Also, the Sapphire Life V787 features a smaller 5-inch screen which also has a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a higher 441ppi pixel density. Lastly, the 13MP rear-facing shooter on this unit offers Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), allowing it to focus in just 0.2 seconds.

We don't expect to see these two handsets made available in the U.S., where the Philips brand is associated with light bulbs and audio equipment.


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source: PhoneRadar

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posted on 31 Oct 2015, 11:00 4

1. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


1. Mali-T720 + 1080p display? Goodbye, gaming

2. 'reduces the amount of blue light...by up to 86%' - So does that mean blue stuff won't look that blue? That sucks for blue fans

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 14:28 1

11. zeeBomb (Posts: 1784; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


I swear, the mediatek 6753 is perhaps the most common chipset used in a Chinese handset this year.

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 00:55

15. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I don't mind. At least it's better than the Snapdragon 615

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 08:55 1

17. dazed1 (Posts: 318; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Its not.

posted on 03 Nov 2015, 11:44

19. aBoss (Posts: 101; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


No that means your eye sight wont fatigue. Look up blue light and see what it does..

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 11:17

2. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Does Amoled screens also release blue light?

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 11:34

3. tacarat (Posts: 726; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


They all do. It's the white backlight. You can try twilight to Tony the screen color at night.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 15:49 7

12. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Amoled doesn't have a backlight ;)

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 17:21 1

13. tacarat (Posts: 726; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


You're right. The white is still just blue and whatever colors, though. I'm curious how the filtering will work without visible effects.

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 11:52 3

4. Johnnokia (Posts: 1061; Member since: 27 May 2012)


These phone don't come from Philips. It is just a Chinese company uses "Philips brand".

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 11:53 1

5. Djz89 (Posts: 271; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Little late to the party Phillips?

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 12:35

7. Wiencon (Posts: 1768; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Thanks Philips but I've had it for years with Flux on Jailbroken iPhone

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 12:40

8. RajRicardo (Posts: 384; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


You could just download a app from playstore that does just that. :|

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 12:41 1

9. ikenvape (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Aww i remember when blue anything was the coolest

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 14:18 1

10. zeeBomb (Posts: 1784; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


"Cheap phones are getting good. And cheap phones are getting cheap'

posted on 01 Nov 2015, 08:12

16. RajRicardo (Posts: 384; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


It should be like "Cheap phones are getting good. And good phones are getting cheap" -MKBHD Youtube channel :D

posted on 31 Oct 2015, 21:31 1

14. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Another great deal for a bucket phone.

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