We all know that MyPhone is preparing and going to release the next generation MyPhone Rio. Rio is the most successful line of smartphones from the local company since the release of its very first installment device in June of last year. With the unexpected success it was followed b a number of different spin-off and watered down versions of the device for more affordable price tags and wider users reach. Up until today we have not heard not seen any teaser from MyPhone about the Rio 2 smartphone. Well that's about to change as a couple of images of the alleged MyPhone Rio 2 has been leaked and posted on some Facebook groups.
These photos reached a tech blog called JamOnline.ph via its tipsters Mr. Ulysses Tan and Mr. Jekjek Santos showing the photo of the Rio 2's front panel and another separate photo showing the specs the new Rio will offer.
The first image clearly shows that the MyPhone Rio 2 will still have the same screen size of 5 inches and HD IPS resolution and that it will now run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, see those on-screen buttons? that's the queue. Now the second image (below) just confirms that, even providing more detailed specs. Looking at the those specs, I can certainly say that this is the upcoming Rio 2 as most of the specifications are upgraded.
The internal storage is bumped up from 4GB to 8GB, cameras are now with 8MP resolution for the back one and with the addition of Sony Sensor and the front facing shooter is also upgraded to 5MP from the current 2MP. Please keep in mind that I am comparing this new device with the first-gen Rio. Dual-SIM and dual-standby feature remains on board together with HSPA+ network connectivity. And most of all the battery is now pegged at 2,800mAh that's a 40% additional juice comparing to the first Rio device.
MyPhone Rio 2 specs:
- 5" HD IPS with Full Lamination Display
- 1280 x 720 resolution
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 8MP rear camera with Sony Sensor
- 5MP front camera
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
- 2,800mAh battery
However, the leaks did not say how much the MyPhone Rio 2 is going to be for or when is the expected release date. It's just a matter of waiting an official announcement from MyPhone, all that matters now is that the device is already created, real and here (at least according to the leaks).
A post on TechPinas says that they have received a formal invitation for MyPhone Rio 2 launch event which is set to take place on March 31, 2015. That was fast. I hope I get an invite too. : )