Selfie-Bokeh-Capable Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 Now Available for P5999

Despite not having dual front cameras, the Cloudfone Excite Prime 2’s front camera can take bokeh selfies (you know, with blurred backgrounds to highlight the subject), a feature they have aptly named Portrait Mode. The Excite Prime 2 is now available for P5999 – that’s half the price of other budget selfie phones. Full specs below.

Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 Full Specs

5.5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass; 1280×720 resolution; 267 ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 Quad-Core Processor | Mali T720 GPU
3GB RAM | Expandable (dedicated slot) 32GB internal storage
13MP F2.0 Sony IMX135 rear camera with autofocus, LED Flash
8MP F2.0 front camera with LED flash
WiFi, 3G, 700 MHz LTE Bluetooth, OTG, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Accelerometer, orientation, gyroscope, proximity and gravity sensors
3000mAh battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
Colors: black, gold, silver
Price: SRP P5,999

The Excite Prime Prime 2 will be available starting July 2017.

LR: Cloudfone Chief Product Officer Azer Villola, Cloudfone Chief Operating Officer Jaime Alcantara, Cloudfone President & CEO Eric S. Yu, and Chief Marketing Officer Joey Oreta.

Cloudfone will also release the Excite Prime 2 Pro, a dual rear camera higher end version of the Prime 2.

The Prime 2 Pro’s dual rear cameras are said to function like those on the iPhone 7 Plus and ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom. Meaning, the main camera will have a wide angle field of view while the secondary one will have optical zoom. This set up should also mean that the phone is capable of more natual-looking bokeh than phone that only achieve bokeh through software post-processing. Full specs below. Price to be announced.

Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 Pro Full Specs

5.5-inch HD display; 1280×720 resolution; 401 ppi
1.3GHz Snapdragon 430 Quad-Core Processor
4GB of RAM | Expandable 64GB Internal Storage
4G, LTE, Dual SIM
13MP + 8MP Rear Camera, Sony IMX 376, autofocus, LED flash
20MP 20 MP F2.0 Sony IMX376 with portrait mode and softlight LED flash
WiFi, 3G, 700 MHz LTE, Bluetooth, OTG, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Accelerometer, orientation, gyroscope, proximity and gravity sensors
Fingerprint scanner
3000mAh battery with Quick Charge
Android 7.0 Nougat
Price: TBA

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for