The Philips PH2 – not to be confused with the Phillips PH2 – was quietly launched in China and it is a cheap Android phone for the elderly. It costs CNY 800 on JD.com, that converts to $125/€110/₹3,000.
It features a flat 6.2” LCD with 720p+ resolution (19:9 aspect ratio). The notched 5MP camera on the front does face unlock, but you can also use the side-mounted fingerprint reader for secure authentication. The back of the device is made out of glass with a matte finish.
On the back is a 13MP main camera and a 2MP assistant, a depth sensor by the sound of it. The phone is limited to 720p video recording.
The Philips PH2 is powered by a 3,900mAh battery and we don’t see a mention of fast charging. The selection of wired ports includes USB-C and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Besides the phone’s regular packaging, there is also “gift package”, which includes a charger, screen protector and a case.
The PH2 is based on a Unisoc Tiger T310 chipset (12 nm) with a quad-core CPU – an unusual 1x Cortex-A75 + 3x Cortex-A55 configuration – plus a PowerVR GT7200 GPU. It is hooked up to 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage, expandable via a microSD card.
Also, this runs Android with a Huawei flavor since it uses the Huawei Mobile Services. Strangely, there is no mention of HarmonyOS. But we’re not exactly clear on what version of Android this is. Anyway, this is a dual-SIM phone with 4G connectivity.
The Philips PH2 is available in Black, Blue and Gold
For a closer look at the phone, the Philips PH2 will soon be available on JD.com.