The newest, most affordable local Android smartphone has arrived in the form of the MyPhone Ocean Mini. It’s a 3.5-inch handset with 4.2 Jelly Bean and a dual core processor for Php1,999.

Known specs of the MyPhone Ocean Mini are scant. So far, we know that the device uses a dual core MediaTek MT6572M processor to keep things chugging along in its 3.5-inch display. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is still the preinstalled operating system—whenever will see the first local 4.4 KitKat handset? Other verified specs, such as a 1.3MP fixed-focus camera and limited 2G connectivity, go to show that this is a budget phone (hey, you get what you pay for).

MyPhone Ocean Mini Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 1GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572M processor
  • Mali-400 MP1 GPU
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 1.3-megapixel main camera, with fixed focus
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ab/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 2G: EDGE, GPRS
  • No 3G
  • Dual SIM/Dual Standby

And as from what we could gather, the MyPhone Ocean Mini is the spiritual successor to last year’s Agua Rain 2G (priced Php1,988 at launch). But is there really a difference between the two phones? In terms of performance and connectivity, there seems to be none. Let’s do hope the unspecified RAM, internal storage, and battery capacity have been at least upgraded, even if only a little.

MyPhone Ocean Mini and Elite

The MyPhone Ocean Mini is now selling for Php1,999 at MyPhone concept stores and kiosks nationwide. The official Facebook announcement also mentions the phone being sold at the company’s official online store (themyphonestore.com), but it’s currently not listed there. For Php1,000 more, the 3G-capable MyPhone Ocean Lite is also available.

And so we arrive at the question: has the MyPhone Ocean Mini piqued your interest enough to buy one?

[Source: MyPhone]



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