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Leaked Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum May Just Be Their Answer to MyPhone’s Rio

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The 5K below market is heating up!

MyPhone’s super sulit Rio has the local tech sphere abuzz. Because of its incredible hardware, exterior and price, it’s become one of the hottest budget quad-core smartphones in town. Of course, MyPhone’s two main rivals, Starmobile and Cherry Mobile won’t take the challenge lying down, and the latter already has something in its sleeve to compete with the Rio. According to leaked posters, Cherry Mobile is readying its own sub 5K HD IPS quad-core smartphone in the form of the Omega Spectrum, tipped to be launched on Monday during the company’s event.

Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum specs*

  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 4GB storage (possibly expandable via microSD)
  • 8-megapixel camera with flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, Miracast ready, USB OTG capable
  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 4.2
  • Php 4,999

*Rumored specs are subject to change

The Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum has extremely similar specs to MyPhone’s Rio, and has the same price point. The Rio holds a slight edge with the processor speed, clocking in a bit higher than the Omega Spectrum at 1.3GHz. It’ll be interesting to see what exactly is the hardware on the Omega Spectrum, and if the company offers an attractive design to go with the solid specifications.

So which do you prefer? The CM Omega Spectrum or the MyPhone Rio? Sound off in the comments.

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9 comments

  1. Seeing that the poster advertises the phone to have GLONASS combined with the 1.2Ghz clockspeed, it’s not difficult to determine that the chipset this will use will be the same Broadcom one in the SM Navi and CM Sonic 2.0. The MT6582 in the Rio should perform better although the RIO has the limitation of being unable to install apps to the SD card or to move apps to the SD card out of the box.

    Still, we shall see.

  2. MrPhabletBulacan

    sige lang maglabanan sila para mga consumers ang manalo, too bad via this preliminary spec sheet mukhang myphone rio pa din ang best 5k phone… so swerte ng myphone makakabawi na sila, nawalan sila ng korona sa combo ng cherry mobile flare s100 at omega hd 2.0 last year (dedma tao sa a919* at iceberg kasi mahal)…. sa mid-end local naman starmobile diamond x1 lang ang medyo ok (madaming problema kasi ang cosmos z2)….

  3. After a brief background in studying basic geodetic engineering, I learned that the GLONASS system is not as useful as the GPS system. The GLONASS, since it’s Russian-based, has more satellites near the northern hemisphere of the world. Thus, effective triangulation here in the Philippines rely mostly in GPS. So adding GLONASS to our local phones are not extensively useful, not unless you plan to use it in the northern parts of the world.

    • I agree. Its this particular kind of marketing strategy of phone companies that make me want to find a way to tell the buyers to KNOW what exactly they are buying and what they will use it for before spending big bucks on it.

  4. 1.3ghz sana sayang

  5. Myphone is still the best local brand because of its quality phone and very good after sale service. Cherry mobile phone’s quality are always in question resulting to a lot of units being brought to their service center almost everyday, in addition their CS is notoriously poor.. So it boils down to a battle of Quality (MP) againts Quantity (CM), Now it’s up to you to choose.

  6. I’m now using myphone rio. No complains bukod sa sana magrelease na sila ng accessories like cases. I don’t care kung gano pa kaganda specs ng Cherry Mobile at kung gano pa kamura.. B*llsh*t nman aftersales service nila. Ultimo customer service hotline ng service center walang kwenta.. Never again CM.. Hehehe.

  7. It heats up fast. Camera is not so edgy. :(

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