THL is a brand not known to many, I first encountered it with their W7s phablet. In the Philippines it is distributed by Novo7 Tech (the same distributor of Ainol/Ainovo). Earlier today they announced the THL W8s which boasts 1.5GHz Quad Core CPU and has a Full HD (1080p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
- Dual SIM , Dual Standby
- Quad Band GSM/EDGE/GPRS, Dual Band HSPA+
- 5.0" capacitive Full HD IPS touchscreen LCD (1920x1080), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
- 1.5GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core CPU, 357MHz PowerVR SGX544MP GPU MediaTek MT6589 Turbo chipset
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 13MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash, 1080p Video Recording
- 5MP secondary camera
- GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio
- Multi Media Player
- Micro USB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Sound, Magnetic, Gravity
- 2000mAh Li-Ion Battery
The W8s will be available in November (no specific date yet) and will have a price tag of Php12,495. The specs are pretty decent especially the 2GB of RAM and 32GB on-board storage which is quite rare or shall I say not yet seen from local brands.
I believed they are aiming to become one of the best brands in the local market and more likely eyeing to compete with MyPhone, Cherry Mobile, Star Mobile, SKK Mobile and others.