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SKK Mobile’s P9 Knockoff Might Not Have Dual Cameras

Dual camera tech is slowly trickling from the top-tier end of the market to the mid-range, and it won’t be long until we see the tech finally applied to budget phones. We were a little surprised to see the new trend in camera photography end up in local player SKK Mobile’s Hyper X Alpha smartphone, however, well ahead of other competitors like Cherry Mobile.

On the surface, the SKK Hyper X Alpha looks a lot like Huawei’s P9 smartphone – scratch that – it’s a carbon copy of the P9, down to the dual-camera arrangement in the rear.

SKK Hyper X Alpha

  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch HD display
  • 16GB of expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint Scanner
  • 2,700mAh Battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

But don’t be fooled – the SKK Hyper X Alpha likely does not have a dual camera setup. The second camera is most certainly for show, since it’s not mentioned in the specs sheet on the phone’s box.

Curiously, when we did ask SKK sales people if the phone did have a dual camera they answered in the affirmative, despite the phone not having any kind of feature in the device that takes advantage of it that we could see when we fondled it at a store.

It’s not surprising – considering the phone is priced at just Php 4,299 and features low-end specs.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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