Local mobile brand MyPhone officially launched the A919i Duo today at the SM North EDSA Annex. The device—which has been in the rumor mill for the past few months—is the country's second quad-core smartphone a few months behind the Cherry Mobile Flame 2.0. The event itself had a decent turnout, considering the device's price to be a total steal.
The MyPhone A919i Duo is a toned-down Micromax A116 Canvas HD (which we called out ideal for rebranding last January). It sports the same specs as the A116 Canvas HD, most notably the 1.2GHz quad-core processor, but with only 1GB RAM. Nevertheless, it still is a great smartphone. More on this below.
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MyPhone A919i Duo Specs
OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core processor MT6589 CPU, PowerVR SGX544 GPU
Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, microSD expandable up to 32GB
Display: 5-inch HD IPS Display, 1280×720 resolution, ~294 ppi
Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash (720p HD video recording @ 30fps), 2-megapixel front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 11 Mbps, Bluetooth v4.0
microUSB v2.0, USB OTG, GPS, A-GPS
Battery: 2000mAh Li-ion
Dimensions: 144 x 74 x 10.7 mm, 156 g
MyPhone A919i Duo Availability and Price
The MyPhone A919i Duo initially is only available in Metro Manila. It's possible that it'll reach different corners of the nation soon due to the company's "sufficient stocks." Meanwhile, it's currently selling for an introductory price of P7,900 (apparently its SRP is P9,590).