This year, aside from the dual-cores, consumers should likewise expect “more powerful” goodies as quad-core devices with insanely affordable prices are definitely coming our ways!

Just minutes ago, an “avid reader” sent us a photo via e-mail of an upcoming quad-core smartphone from local company MyPhone. The photo, which was taken in a MyPhone Kiosk, flaunts A919 Duo’s successor — the MyPhone A919i Duo that comes with a 5-inch IPS HD LCD, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, and is powered by the latest Android Jelly Bean mobile OS. It is said to sell for only Php9,590!

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Image courtesy of URaff Joseph

Although we don’t have yet its official and complete specifications, according to our source, the MyPhone A919i Duo is a re-branded Micromax A116 Canvas HD, which has the following specs:

  • Dimensions: 144 x 74 x 10.7mm
  • Weight: 156g
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 processor
  • 5-inch HD (720×1280) IPS capacitive display (294ppi)
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash
  • 1080p@30fps Full HD video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
  • microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Pinoy Phone App / Multimedia player / FM radio
  • Dual-band GSM 900/1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • HSDPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • 3G/HSPA (UMTS 2100)
  • Motion / Light / Proximity Sensor
  • Li-Ion 2,100mAh battery

Again, the specs above may not be exactly the same as the ones we will be seeing on the A919i Duo once it has been officially launched. Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE: MyPhone is set to launch the MyPhone A919i Duo on April 30 at SM North EDSA. On its first-day sale, the device will be priced at just Php7,900, but will return to its original SRP of Php9,590 on the next days.

UPDATE:

MyPhone has officially launched the MyPhone A919i Duo. More info HERE.

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Image courtesy of Jaycee Lazaro

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