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Just today, March 31, MyPhone officially announced the new Rio line – Rio 2 and Rio 2 Lite. Finally, the famed and loved Rio is back with these 2 devices.

Leaked several times prior to the official announcement, the sentiment of people toward the new Rios have been overwhelmingly positive.

Rio 2

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Armed with Quad Core 1.3Ghz processor and 1GB RAM, Rio 2 has larger internal memory (8gb vs 4gb last year) and better optics manufactured by Sony. The successor to last year’s Rio has – GET THIS – 5-inch IPS HD Gorilla Glass 3 display. Everything, pretty much, is the same compared to the 1st Rio.

MyPhone Rio 2 1

Aesthetics-wise, Rio 2 now has on-screen keys; and hard keys (volume rockers and sleep/wake buttons) located at the right side of the device. Its LED flash is also moved from the right of the 8mp camera to the bottom.

Specs:

  • 5-inch IPS HD Display Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.3Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 8mp Main Camera (Sony Sensor + Blue Glass) f2.2 with 5mp Secondary Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • 8gb ROM Expandable up to 64gb
  • 1gb RAM
  • 2800mAh battery
  • PhP5,499

*Update: Screen is fully laminated. It is also 8.5mm thin! Whoa!

Rio 2 Lite

The Lite version of Rio 2 was also announced today. The slight more affordable version of Rio 2 is packed with smaller 4.7-inch screen (sans the Gorilla Glass 3 tech), 8mp Main Camera (Samsung sensor) and 2mp front facing camera.


MyPhone Rio 2 Lite 3

Just like Rio 2, its Lite version is pre-installed with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Specs:

  • 4.7-inch IPS HD Display Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.3Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 8mp Main Camera (Samsung Sensor + Blue Glass) with 2mp Secondary Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • 8gb ROM Expandable up to 64gb
  • 1gb RAM
  • 2120mAh battery
  • PhP4,599
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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.