SKK released a smartphone bearing the name of GMA’s primetime queen Marian Rivera hoping to attract more consumers with Marian’s fame.

The SKK Marian V1 comes with a 1.3GHz quad core chip from MediaTek, 8MP camera and 5-inch display. However, its screen resolution is way too low at 854 x 480 pixels only and even has a mere 512MB of RAM.

Despite its shortcomings, the SKK Marian V1 is still a likeable smartphone specially that it has a promo price of only ₱2,299! That’s only for the first 50 buyers on July 26 at SM Bacoor though. The next 50 will have to pay ₱3,680 while its official suggested retail price is ₱4,599.00.

SKK Marian runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has 4GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. It also has the usual features like dual SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM Radio.

There’s a free smartcase and for every purchase of the SKK Marian. It also comes pre-loaded with exclusive Marian Rivera videos and pictures. What do you think – is this smartphone worth it?


  • 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582M Processor
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 5 Inch IPS Display (854 x 480 Pixels, 196 PPI)
  • Mali-400 MP2 GPU
  • 8.0 Megapixel Main Camera with LED Flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM/Dual Standby
  • 3G, EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • ₱4,599.00 Official Suggested Retail Price
SKK Marian V1