When it comes to our Android smartphones, Philips is hardly a brand that comes to mind. Perhaps when it comes to home appliances such as light bulbs then perhaps Philips would be an obvious choice, but it looks like this hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a smartphone of their own. Philips has recently announced the W832 Xenium, a dual-core Android smartphone that will support dual-SIMs, allowing the user to swap between SIM cards effortlessly. We’re not sure where or when the Philips Xenium will launch, but given its specs we don’t expect it to break the bank.

So what kind of specs are we looking at? For starters would-be customers can look forward to a 4.5” qHD display with a 1GHz dual-core MTK chipset under the hood. It will also feature an 8MP camera, 4GB of internal storage, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot for memory expansion, and it is also expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Like we said, it’s not the most impressive smartphone we’ve seen to date but it should be good enough to get the job done for those looking for an inexpensive smartphone.

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