MyPhone Cyclone launched: 5-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 4.2 Jelly Bean
Conan Hughes | On 20, Dec 2013
MyPhone has announced on Facebook their latest quad-core smartphone: the MyPhone Cyclone. Sporting a 5-inch qHD display and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, this new handset comes with an introductory price of Php6,988.
We first reported about the MyPhone Cyclone last month, when it was spotted on a store poster along with the Storm, Iceberg, and Rain 2G. Though more of its specs have been revealed since then, the exact processor and GPU running inside the device remain unknown. However, its use of an 8MP main camera and qHD resolution seems to suggest any of these three chipsets from MediaTek: MT6582, MT6582M, and MT6589.
Media hoarders and download addicts may find the MyPhone Cyclone’s 4GB internal storage to be sorely disappointing, though the microSD slot expansion should compensate. On the plus side, the device has relatively more bang for the buck at the moment; it’s a better deal than the Starmobile Diamond S1, assuming you can tolerate the former’s less powerful pair of cameras.
MyPhone Cyclone Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen (540×960 qHD), ~220ppi
- 1.3GHz quad-core mobile processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- 3G, Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth, GPS
- 2000mAh battery
One of MyPhone Cyclone’s highlights is its camera’s voice capture feature. As MyPhone puts it, the device can “capture life’s precious moments with just the sound of your voice.” Also featured is the my|karaoke app, which supplies an unlimited access to free, popular karaoke songs. And like all recently released MyPhone devices, the Cyclone is equipped with the company’s proprietary anti-theft TARA (i.e., Theft Apprehension & Asset Recovery Application) technology.
The MyPhone Cyclone also borrows many other features from its older siblings. For one, it uses the Clever Motion feature to recognize hand gestures (e.g., flip to mute, wave to take screenshots, bring the phone to the ear to answer calls). It’s also a dual-SIM device, allowing users to employ two SIM cards for, say, work and personal contacts. Other preinstalled software include Bible, ClickTheCity, Opera Mini, and apps of popular social networks.
The MyPhone Cyclone’s regular retail price is Php8,988, though it’s currently selling for Php2,000 less. That’s only for the month of December, though, so avail yourself of this introductory price while you can. The phone is now available in several MyPhone stores located in a variety of malls, the complete list of which can be found in the source link below.