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THL W8s Announced: 5-inch Full HD Display, Quad Core Processor, Android 4.2 For P12,495


What’s THL? That’s the question many of you will ask. THL is another Chinese smartphone brand marketed and distributed by Novo 7 Tech, the company that distributes smartphone brand Oppo and ¬†tablet brands iFive, Ainol and Ainovo. THL means TECHNOLOGY HAPPY LIFE. Yes, that’s what it means.


Novo 7 Tech store in Lucky Chinatown Mall

Anyway, Novo 7 Tech already has established more than 10 branches. Here are the list of kiosks and stores:

  • 2/f Cyberzone, SM Santa Rosa
  • 3/f SM Centerpoint
  • 4/f Cyberzone, SM Fairview
  • 2/f Cyberzone, SM Clark Pampanga
  • LG Cyberzone, SM Manila
  • SM Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • 4/f SM North Edsa Annex
  • 3/f Robinsons Place Manila
  • G/F Cyberpoint, Starmall Edsa
  • G/F Theater Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
  • 3/F Gatewat Mall Cubao, Araneta Center
  • 3/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo Manila

Soon to open branches:

  • SM BF Homes Paranaque
  • SM Southmall


Photo from Unbox.ph

Novo 7 Tech began introducing THL smartphone this year. The THL W11 Monkey King grabbed some attention because of its 13 megapixel front and back camera. Tech blog UNBOX was able to review the unit and test its camera. Click here for the review.



Now, Novo 7 Tech announced another THL smartphone called THL W8s. Compared with the W11 Monkey King, the W8s doesn’t sport dual 13 megapixel camera but it has a capable 5 megapixel front shooter and a 13 megapixel rear facing camera. Based on the pictures, the device looks like the iconic 2012 Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S3. Let’s check out the specs:

THL W8s specs:

  • 1.5GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 Turbo processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, WiFi 801.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean
  • SRP: P12,495

The THL W8s will be available this November. Will it fare against local flagships like the MyPhone Aqua Vortex, Cherry Mobile Cosmos line, Starmobile Knight, CloudFone Thrill 530qx and Lenovo S920 and S820? I would really love to do a hands on review of this handset