MyPhone has officially announced a new smartphone after a long hiatus — the MyPhone myX1.

The local mobile phone company has gone back to its roots of affordable offerings, instead of previous attempts to conquer higher price segments. The new handset aims to give a taste of the current 18:9 aspect ratio trend to those who are on a budget.

The MyPhone myX1 features a 4.95-inch display with a low FWVGA resolution. It’s not the sharpest and most detailed screen out there, but for its price, it’s one of the corners that need to be cut. It’s also powered by a quad-core chipset and a measly 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is only 8GB, but it can be expanded using a micro SD card.

In terms of camera, it’s understandable that it’s not the most pixel-packed compared to more expensive options. It’s equipped with 5-megapixel sensors in the front and back, which is most likely enough for casual picture-taking and posting on social media.

MyPhone myX1 Specs

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby (micro SIM)
  • 4.95-inch FWVGA+ Display, 960 x 480 pixel resolution
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB using micro SD
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED Flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,150mAh battery

Those who are interested in this smartphone can also take a look at the Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3. It also has an 18:9 aspect on a bigger 5.2-inch screen, better CPU, and higher capacity battery — all for only Php200 more at its price of Php2,999.

The MyPhone myX1 is now available in SM Baguio starting today, with a price tag of Php2,799. The rest of the Philippines can purchase the device beginning March 2, 2018.

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