With the launch of the original Galaxy Note by Samsung flaunting a massive 5.3 inch display in 2011, the demand for large screen smartphones among tech meniacs has crazily gone high. Hence, to meet the demands of the consumer, various local and global smartphone vendors are trying to explore the ‘phablet’ category and introducing more and more killer devices to keep up in the competition.
In India, several domestic manufacturers including Spice are trying to foray the low cost phablet category to cater to the needs of the budget conscious Indians. Spice Horizon Mi-500 is a dual SIM phablet unveiled alongside Mi-425 Stellar smartphone.
Though the device was announced in June, it was not released into the market as it was facing some delays related to shipment. However, the Stellar Horizon Mi-500 has now got a pricing and it is available on Saholic.com at a price of Rs 12,499.
Stellar Horizon Mi-500 also sports a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The handset is equipped with 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the phablet has a 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP VGA front camera and 2,400 mAh Li-ion battery. Further, the Stellar Horizon has connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB 2.0.
Also, the phablet comes preloaded with anti-virus and anti-theft software that protect the users against data loss, theft, and virus. Spice along with NQ Mobile, a leader in mobile security solutions provide security solutions to the Stellar Horizon as there are numerous threats like malware that steal user data, banking information or make the phone sluggish.