Just few days ago, Filipino company MyPhone proudly released its latest Android smartphone — the phablet (phone + tablet) MyPhone A919 Duo, which is apparently said to be the company’s direct response to the successful launch of its competitor’s Cherry Mobile Titan.

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Running on a dual-core 1GHz processor and powered by the relatively latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the MyPhone A919 Duo flaunts a huge 5-inch 480 x 854 pixels IPS display and features an 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a front-facing VGA camera, and an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera.

This device also includes a connectivity set of 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and micro USB. It’s equipped with a massive 2,000mAh battery, which is promised to deliver 180 hours of standby and 5 hours of talk-time.

The MyPhone A919 Duo has an introductory price of Php7,990 (only until December 31, 2012) and will later on be priced at its original suggested retail price of Php9,499 (starting on January 1, 2013).

MyPhone A919 Duo Specifications
BODY 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm (168 g)
DISPLAY 480 x 854 pixels, 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Multitouch
MEMORY 4 GB internal storage
microSD slot, up to 32 GB
512 MB RAM
CONNECTIVITY 3G HSDPA; GPRS; EDGE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP; microUSB
CAMERA 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
720p@30fps video recording
Secondary: VGA
FEATURES Dual Core 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU GPU
Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
BATTERY 2,000mAh Lipolymer battery
COLORS White
AVAILABILITY November 2012
PRICE Intro: Php 7,999 (SRP: 9,499)

Here are some hands-on review videos of the MyPhone A919 Duo:

Meanwhile, here’s its video camera sample in HD:

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