Philips teases the I908, could be among the slimmest phones on the planet

Philips teases the I908, could be among the slimmest phones on the planet

Philips made the 6-inch, octa-core I928 official through Weibo a few months back, and it would appear that the company is back and ready for more. This time around, the company is teasing the I908 -- a mini version of the I928.

The Philips I908 will also sport a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, along with a 5-inch, 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. Interestingly enough, however, the marketing folks at Philips appear to be suggesting that the I908 will also be extremely thin. Unfortunately, we currently have no exact dimensions to go on, and manufacturer renders are, occasionally, unrepresentative of the real deal, yet we do get a feeling that we're looking at a device that may very well prove to be trespassing on Gionee's 5.5 mm-thick Elife S5.5 territory.

Lastly, from what we gather, Philips seems to be currently focused on China, where smartphone saturation is still at relatively low levels, allowing for entry. This, more than likely, means that the I908 and the I928 will be mainly targeted at folks in the Middle Kingdom, and it's probably unlikely that we'll see these two make it across the border.

source: CNMO via GSM Dome

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12 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

And it breaks like a biscuit when I sit on it by accident:P

5. ikenvape

Posts: 305; Member since: May 28, 2014

Only in America :D

2. t1gran

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

It doesn't seem 5-inch on the teaser...

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

If it's anything like their TV's then they are pure junk. I have seen those things go down "QWIKLY" ;). American pride in good products is not what it used to be....to bad too!

4. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

but why mediatek

6. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I never understood the race to thinnest.

7. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

My phone looks like a brick, still looks nice.

12. foxxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

You can use your phone to cut Apples.. if its slim enough

8. ryq24

Posts: 873; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I thought philips mobile division has been bought by a Chinese company already just like alcatel mobile being been bought by TCL. Guess I was wrong.

9. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The mediatek chip used for the phone will get rid of potential customers

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That MediaTek processor completely kills it for me...

11. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yo!! 4.xx mm thickness should be awesome !

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