The home appliance giant Philips has launched a new smartphone in the Chinese market last week. As odd as it may sound, Philips PH1 has been launched in the low-budget price segment due to its entry-level specs. The new smartphone comes with a rather modern build, is powered by a Unisoc processor, and has a reasonably large battery.

Design & Display

In terms of the design, the Philip P1 comes with a standard low-budget design, nothing out of the box. However, the back panel has a two-toned matte finish, with a spherical camera island that features a dual-camera ring. Weighing 194g, it might feel a bit hefty.

Philips Launches a New Smartphone for Less Than $80


PH1 comes with a 6.5″ IPS LCD panel that offers an HD+ resolution (720p) and a standard 60 Hz refresh rate. The display has fairly thick bezels with a waterdrop notch in the center for the 5MP front camera.

The one noticeable drawback is the lack of a fingerprint sensor, however, Philips has provided a face unlock feature for the device.

It comes in colors of Black, Blue, and Red.

Internals & Storage

Under the hood, the device features a Unisoc Tigert T310, built on the 12 nm architecture. This’ll allow the device to perform basic everyday operations easily but don’t expect anything beefy from it.

Philips Launches a New Smartphone for Less Than $80


The device runs an unknown version of Android, packs 4GB RAM, and comes with three storage variations of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The storage here is expandable using a microSD card slot and it also includes a headphone jack.


Philips PH1 features a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary lens supported by a 2MP depth sensor.

It also includes a 5MP front-facing camera.

Battery and Availability

The Philips PH1 houses a 4700 mAh. Though, you won’t get fast charging here.

Philips PH1 starts retail at CNY 500 (~$78) for the 4/32GB RAM, CNY 569 (~$89) for 4/64GB, and goes up to CNY 770 (~$120) for the 4/128GB variant.

Philips PH1 Specifications

  • Chipset: Unisoc Tiger T310
  • CPU: Quad-core
  • OS: Android OS
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Display:
    • 6.5″ IPS LCD with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Internal: 32/64/128GB
    • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Dual): 13 MP (wide), AF
      3 MP (depth)
    • Front: 8MP
  • Colors: Grey, Blue, Red
  • Battery: 4,700 mAh
  • Price: $78 (4/32 GB), $120 (4/128 GB)