Starmobile is the first local brand to make phones here in the Philippines.
Starmobile jumpstarts mobile phone production in the Philippines under its parent company, Star Telecom Alliance Resources Inc. The company announces that they rolled out production efforts of 20,000 units of the UNO B208 feature phone in its facility in Calamba, Laguna.
This feat made Starmobile to be the first Filipino brand to locally assemble their mobile phones. CEO Michael Chen said that it's the company's goal to contribute to the local economy and provide employment by assembling phones here in the Philippines.
“Aside from bringing us a step closer to our dream of building up the Philippines an important player in the global tech scene, this will also benefit our bottom line, as it will result in more cost and time-efficient logistics and shipment around the country. In addition, because we will have parts and an assembly facility locally, we expect this to improve our after-sales support for our customers,” he added.
The demands of the feature phones still thrive in the country amidst the popularity of the smartphones. Their affordability allows them to be great daily drivers for a large segment of the population, while their focused call-and-text services and compact screens allow them to be very power efficient.
Starmobile UNO B208 is pegged to be a dual-SIM phone with FM RAdio, camera, flashlight and multimedia player functionalities. It'll come in Red, Blue and Black.