FAEA F2 Penguin getting 1.5Ghz MT6589T processor upgrade


Great news if you’re waiting for the 1080 FAEA F2 Penguin! The official news is that the phone will be updated to the a Turbo 1.5Ghz MT6589T chipset!

Even without the updated processor the FAEA F2 Penguin looked like an amazing phone due to the highend features which include a 5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front, 32GB memory, and NFC, but now it’s an absolute stunner!

FAEA have also confirmed that along with the 1.5Ghz MT6589T Turbo processor the rear camera will get am F/2.2 aperture, 3000mAh battery and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS. Sources close to FAEA suggest a July 10th launch date has been scheduled with pricing of the F2 Penguin being set at just 1299 Yuan ($211)!.

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33 Comments

  1. Doomer
    June 24, 2013

    Definetly my next phone.

    • vlastimil
      June 24, 2013

      My too if it has minimal. One of the micro Sd/ or corning gorilla… And the price will be max. 300 USD

      • Doomer
        June 24, 2013

        Like we all dont use a screen protector. And i dont even fill 16gb of data. International price will be much lesser than 300$ im sure. NFC is just so funny to use 😛

  2. vlastimil
    June 24, 2013

    Wow but for people from Europe like me?? Price will be about 275 USD… And what about corning gorrila glass or micro Sd reader? Thx for this Post

  3. Bernard
    June 24, 2013

    At the site are some other specifications
    http://www.faeamobile.com/faea-f2-techspec
    What about that andi?

    • June 24, 2013

      Looks good but still showing the old chipset

  4. Airyl
    June 24, 2013

    Waiting for Anexonel’s review of the F1. From Boots Wong’s video, I can deduce that the display on this is better than the one one the C2, and it has really nice thin bezels too. If Anexonel says that the F1 has good build quality and speed, then I won’t need to think about it anymore.

  5. SYHMS
    June 24, 2013

    Hmm, would it have Gorilla Glass?

  6. AdrianoARG
    June 24, 2013

    I already preordered it from aliexpress, 290$US :D, just waiting for the launch!!!

    • airyl
      June 24, 2013

      You should have pre ordered it from Faea’s own website. It’s only 239$ there. Also according to their website, units are going to be dispatched as soon as 1 July. Give us some review once toy get it!

      • K V Paul
        June 24, 2013

        Done a WHOIS search for http://www.faeamobile.com and found registered by vihao.ltd, seems not the official site

      • June 24, 2013

        The website seems to be brand new 😛 no-one on forum and specifications for F2 are wrong :/ (Snapdragon CPU ?)

      • AdrianoARG
        June 24, 2013

        Oops, i didnt know that website!!! 😛 . Anyway i preordered about more than a 1 week ago. And it says “From $239.99” , so i think the mt6589t 32gb 2gb 3000mah otg nfc mhl (the full version!) will be more expensive.

        • Airyl
          June 24, 2013

          You’re right. I think it might be a fake website.

          • AdrianoARG
            June 25, 2013

            Maybe is an official international website, but they need to update the phone specifications. Better wait until the launch day and we’ll see.

          • Demetrio
            June 25, 2013

            A copy-paste “bug” is more probable 😉

    • faea lover
      August 6, 2013

      Did you get the phone? And was it the right specs??

  7. Sergio
    June 24, 2013

    If they actulally gonna sell it as Andi wrote (5″ FHD, 2GB RAM, MTK6589T,13M/5M, 3000mAh, OTG), if $211 (actually, anything below $230 is just fine for 2GB phone) will be the “international” price on their site (+$10 for registered mail), if they won’t postpone release date by half a year (like some other companies we know), if buttons will work as they should (not like some other phones we know), if GPS will work properly without folium-soldering-hacks (not like some other …), if they put (or not, but it would be great 🙂 ) second battery, protector film and bumper in the package …

    Then tell me, who’s gonna wait Neo N003? Seriously?

  8. K V Paul
    June 24, 2013

    Done a WHOIS search for http://www.faeamobile.com and found registered by vihao.ltd, seems not the official site

    • Demetrio
      June 24, 2013

      Yes, but they point to the same servers of official site: faea.com.cn

  9. anony
    June 24, 2013

    Sooooo, what’s the catch?

    • Sergio
      June 24, 2013

      What’s the catch?
      Here’s an example: http://goo.gl/tSMWI
      5.0″ 1920×1080, MTK6589, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5M/13M, 2x2500mAh for $172.99. Looks incredible? Ok, that 2500mAh is probably closer to ~1950mAh (as we saw many times on YouTube low-end MTK phone reviews), glass is not Gorilla, no OTG. But when checking in google, you will find the phone with exactly the same name, but with lower specs, 720p and much older (45nm) MTK6577.
      It’s probably nothing, but… Strange, isn’t?

      • Airyl
        June 24, 2013

        That’s a cheap, unoriginal, badly QCed clone. We’re talking about a larger Chinese brand with it’s own designs and technology here. Those kinds of things don’t really happen with these brands.

        • Sergio
          June 25, 2013

          My point was, even with famous chinese online shop, sometimes you might get suspicious, that either they send the phone with some other specs, or even they actually send it, the phone will be stopped on EU border as pretty obvious contrafact (despite CE, FCC logos on the back or under the batteries).
          That’s why you should wait for user (besides seller) review in YouTube, and read forums for positive feedbacks, before making decision.

          Of course, there is a good thing with cheap “copies” – you can use original accessories from local store.

  10. shi
    June 24, 2013

    @Andi is $211 the international price?

    • June 24, 2013

      No, it’s just the conversion of the Chinese price. If it is an international price I’ll write “International Price”

  11. July 5, 2013

    http://www.android-inside.com/phones/faea-f2-pro-5-inch-1080p-screen-mt6589t-2gb-ram-phone-32gb-black.html#
    Don’t know if it’s trusted seller, and where did they get those specs…

  12. faea lover
    August 6, 2013

    So i want to buy the faea f2 but i have no idea where to buy it from. If someone already bought it can you please tell me where its safe to buy it. Thanks!

    • Demetrio
      August 7, 2013

      The safer site should be official international site! faeamobile.com

      • faea lover
        August 7, 2013

        yeah. but i heard in previous comments that it may be fake. 🙁 but i wonder if merimobiles is a safe site i can buy it from? because you get a 1 yr warranty and you can buy screen protector.? so i wonder if that can be a good site to buy it from. anyone that have any experiance from that site? 🙂

        • Demetrio
          August 7, 2013

          No, it isn’t a fake.
          I write and read their forum. “faeamobile” comes from their customer support and he answers sometime to customer questions. They give 2 years warranty.
          who said it’s a fake? can you remember the thread?
          merimobiles is a good canadian site (I have no direct experience, I just read some forum), so if you are from north america you should consider it because you wouldn’t pay duty taxes.

          • faea lover
            August 7, 2013

            Thank you very much! I will buy it from faeamobiles 🙂

            • wikkide
              August 8, 2013

              Antelife has it for about 217 USD today.

              I would go to Taobao though and get one with the cover (1199 + 49 CNY). You’d have to use a Taobao-agent though.