Philips re-enters mobile phone market, launches Xenium range of phones

Philips have re-entered the mobile phone scenario after a hiatus of five years, with their new range of phones. The new series is named Xenium, which in Latin translates to a present one would give to a guest. Let’s have a look at what the new range of Xenium phones offer. The six phones that have been launched so far are the X806, X518, X523, X116 and X121.

The Philips X518

The Philips X518



The Xenium X806 comes with a 5MP autofocus camera with flash, a 3-inch 262K colour touchscreen and expandable external memory up to 8GB at a price of Rs. 8,280. The Xenium X518 has a 2.8-inch TFT resistive touchscreen with widgets, a 2MP camera with flash and expandable memory up to 16GB. It comes at a price of Rs. 5,976. The Xenium X523 is available in two colours - red and black and has a 3.2MP camera with flash and comes with an expandable memory up to 32GB whilst providing 50 days standby time and 16 hours of talk time. It retails at an MRP of Rs. 4,992. The Xenium X513 comes with a 2000MAh battery and provides up to 80 hours of music playback with storage for 1000 phonebook entries and SMSes. The price for the X513 is Rs. 4,776. The X116 model retails for Rs. 2,760 and has external memory up to 4GB and standby time of one month, while the X121 has expandable memory up to 2GB, standby time of a month and is priced at Rs. 1,776. The Philips Xenium X806, X518, X523 and X513 come pre-loaded with RDS FM radio and Bluetooth stereo music.


Going by the name of the series and the features the phone includes, do you think the new range of Xenium have what it takes to succeed in this cutthroat mobile phone market in India? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Published Date: Sep 08, 2011 10:32 am | Updated Date: Sep 08, 2011 10:32 am