Instead of teasing users for weeks, MyPhone has unveiled a new device that’s now selling for just Php2,999. The new MyPhone Ocean Lite is a budget phone with a 4-inch display, dual core CPU, and a 3.2MP main camera.
The MyPhone Ocean Lite—not to be confused with the MyPhone Ocean Elite announced last month—is a slightly superior handset than the Ocean Mini for having a larger display, better rear camera, and the existence of a front-facer. That’s pretty much it for the Php1,000 difference in price. But at least, as MyPhone puts it, you’ll have a phone that’s capable of selfie shots. It’s also good enough as an always-on device for keeping in touch with friends and family on social networks.
MyPhone Ocean Lite Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 4-inch capacitive display (480×800 WVGA), ~233ppi
- 1GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572M processor
- Mali-400 MP1 GPU
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 3.2-megapixel main camera, with fixed focus and LED flash
- 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 2G: EDGE, GPRS
- No 3G (to be verified)
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dual SIM/Dual Standby
One might think that if the Ocean Mini is the follow-up to the Agua Rain 2G, then the MyPhone Ocean Lite is the replacement of the Agua Rain 3G (priced Php2,988 at launch). But sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case, since the former is apparently one without 3G connectivity. Until MyPhone decides to reveal the complete specs or we obtain a unit for review, the Ocean Lite actually looks like a step backwards price-wise.
For anyone interested in buying the MyPhone Ocean Lite, it’s now selling for Php2,999 at MyPhone concept stores and kiosks across the country. As seen in the image above, available color variants are red, blue, white, and the standard black. So, would you buy one?