Starmobile Knight Price is Php 11,290, Release Date Will Be By Mid-July, Exclusive Hands-On and Demo Video!

Last night, while I was watching the Father's Day Special of ABSCBN's weekend primetime show, Rated K, I got pleasantly surprised when the gifts segment came on and Korina Sanchez - the program's host - started talking about this familiar Android smartphone that she deems to be an ideal gift for dads.

It was the Starmobile Knight, the local electronics company's upcoming mid-2013 flagship release. As earlier featured on TechPinas, this stunning handset comes replete with 4.7-inch HD IPS display, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass touchscreen, 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 based MediaTek MT6589 chipset, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 1 GB of RAM, 18 MegaPixel autofocus main camera with dual LED flash and BSI sensor, 8 MegaPixel front-facing snapper with BSI sensor, a non-removable 2,000 mAh Li-Po battery pack, and WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+ connectivity support.

The segment was cool and all but what I particularly liked about Korina's feature is that she let us in on some previously undisclosed information about this handset -- to be specific, its official suggested retail price of Php 11,290! If you remember, a couple of weeks back, Starmobile formally introduced this handset through an event at SM North EDSA but they made no mention of its price.

So as soon as the show ended, I immediately sent a message to one of our friends from the company to confirm the information and to ask exactly when the device will be available. He verified that Starmobile Knight's SRP will indeed be Php 11,290 and he told me that they're looking at a mid-July release. "We're hoping [to make the phone available to everyone] by the 2nd week of July. We just wanna make sure that when we release it, everything's been checked - both the software and hardware. [The phone has to pass our] durability and stress tests," he shared.

If you're one of the many who are looking at purchasing this smartphone when it hits store shelves next month, you might want to watch this exclusive video showing a hands-on demo and specs rundown of Knight that Mr. Ryan Joeyson Uy, Starmobile's Customer Care Supervisor, gave us during their event last May 29.