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THL T200 Cyborg Price, Specs, Antutu Benchmark Score, Release Date : Octa Core Android Phablet with 6-inch Full HD IPS Display

"Mark, we want TechPinas to again have first dibs on our newest product. THL T100 Monkey King 2, which we introduced online via TP last December 2013, was an exciting release but I think our freshly released THL T200 Cyborg is just as special," Mr. Adrian Lim, IT Director of Novo7Tech - the official distributor of THL smartphones in the Philippines, told me during my lunch meeting with the company representatives last Saturday.

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Priced at Php 14,999 and flaunting a large 6-inch Full HD IPS display, THL T200 Cyborg is the phablet co-flagship of the T100 Octa Core best-seller with a few extra features that Pinoys gadget fans will surely appreciate.

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Looks-wise, the Cyborg features an attractive design language that appears to combine Samsung Galaxy Note 2's glazed look and chrome-plated side accents along with Samsung Galaxy Note 3's textured back feel and a tad squarish footprint.

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If you ask me, I think the phablet looks very elegant and it's definitely a device that you won't be shy to put on the table in corporate meetings. It surely has that air sophistication that most corporate users want their gadgets to have. Also, for a smartphone with a 6-inch display, I think the Cyborg - measuring 9 millimeters at its thickest point and weighing 139 grams - is rather thin and light and is quite sleek.

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Apart from the massive screen, THL T200's multimedia features and technical specifications are largely the same as that of THL T100 Monkey King 2. Cyborg packs a 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and Sony IMX135 Blue Lens Filter in lieu of BSI sensor for brighter and more vivid low-light shots, an 8 MegaPixel front with Sony IMX111 Blue Lens Filter for clear and crisp selfies, and a 1080p Full HD video recorder. As for connectivity, the Cyborg supports NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+.

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Inside the shell, THL T200 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating skin sans any custom skin with its powerhouse 1.7 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU and Mali-450 GPU based MediaTek MT6592 chipset, handles multitasking efficiently with its 2 GB of RAM, has 32 GB of internal storage that you can instantly expand via microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB.

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These stellar innards combine to give THL T200 Cyborg a high Antutu Benchmark Score of 26,548, which I believe is just right for an MT6592 powered Android smartphone with Full HD display.

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As you can see in the Comparative Antutu Benchmark Score Bar Chart, this score puts THL T200 Cyborg in between 2013 flagship releases Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One in terms of overall performance. As I've shown in previous posts, the phablet's Octa Core MT6592 chipset is more than capable of delivering great 3D and HD gaming performance and smooth touch response and screen transitions.

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The Philippine version of THL T200 Cyborg comes with a removable 2,500 mAh Li-Ion battery. Now, before you say that that's too small for a device with a powerful Octa Core processor and a 6-inch Full HD screen, get this: Novo7Tech has decided to include an additional 2,500 mAh battery pack in the retail package! And if you're one of the first 100 customers to make a purchase, you will get a free 20,000 mAh powerbank with flashlight! "All of these packs combined plus the power-saving CPU mode should give THL T200 an extremely long uptime," Mr. Adrian Lim told me.

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TP Friends, Dual SIM Dual Standby Dual 3G THL T200 Cyborg is now available at three Novo7Tech stores in Mega Manila, namely, the ones in Gateway Cubao, SM Southmall, and Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila. It's out in two colors - White and Black - and again, you can get it for only Php 14,999. If you intend to buy the phablet, I would suggest that you do it soonest so can get the freebie.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name THL T200 Cyborg
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet
Price Category Upper Midrange, Flagship Release
Dimensions160.8 x 84 x 9.0 mm
Weight 139 grams
Available Colors White
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display 6.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density), 1920 x 1080 pixels pixels, IPS, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 5-point Multi-touch
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Mali-450 GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset
RAM 2 GB RAM
Internal Storage 32 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supporting up to 64 GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels with Sony IMX135 Blue Lens sensor, autofocus, and LED flash
Front: 8 MegaPixels with Sony IMX111 Blue Lens sensor, autofocus
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for both cameras (to be confirmed)
Audio and Video Playback / Supported File Formats Audio File Format: MP3, WAV, AMR, AWB
Video File Format: 3GP, MPEG4
Image File Format: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, GIF
E-book Format: TXT, CHM, DOC, HTML
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, USB On-The-Go
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+, NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS and EPO assistance to speed up positioning
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual SIM, Dual Standby, One microSIM + One Regular (Mini) SIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 2,500 mAh battery
(2 pieces in retail package)
Uptime 321 Hours of Standby, TBA
Value-Added Features Affordable, Extra-Large Full HD Display, NFC, Sony Blue Lens, Extra Battery Pack, Free Big Powerbank (Philippines only)
Announcement March 17, 2014 via TechPinas
Availability TP Guesstimate: Q2 2013
Price Official SRP in the Philippines: Php 14,999
(comes with free 20,000 mAh Powerbank for the first 100 buyers only)

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