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Cherry Mobile Announces M1, First MediaTek Helio X20 in SEA, Priced At Just Php 11,999


Helio X20!

Cherry Mobile has officially announced the first ever Helio X20-powered smartphone in SEA, the M1. The phone features high-end features at more than half the price of flagship phones: 4GB of RAM, 21-megapixel Sony sensor capable of taking 4K video as well as USB Type-C connectivity. It’s the first of its kind to have the new deca-core processor in the region.

Cherry Mobile M1 specs

  • Deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 21-megapixel Sony IMX 230 sensor, phase detection AF, dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G,LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC, Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3600mAh battery
  • 11,999


Cherry Mobile has priced the M1 at just Php 11,999.

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  1. LOL! Complete Copy of Zopo Speed 8. Your nothing but a 2nd rate trying hard copy cat Cherry Mobile 😀

    1. Baka naman po rebranded lang. Yan ang usually ginagawa ng cherry mobile. Nirerebrand then customize lang nang konti for cherry mobile.

      1. Cherry actually has the capability to make their own phones since they own JiaYu. I still won’t buy this, though. Maybe next year when it drops to 7 k.

    1. Phase Detection AutoFocus or PDAF isang uri ng autofocus na ginagamit sa camera meron ding Laser AF at kung ano pang autofocus na gagamitin ng camera.. So anong pinaglalaban mo may google naman ah at may pa beautiful phase ka pang nalalaman hahahaha..

    2. The phase detection/AF system is a very complex system that sees improvements pretty much every time when a higher end camera line is refreshed. Over the years, the number of autofocus points have been increasing, as well as the number of more reliable cross-type autofocus points – Google. Hahah

  2. #StuckOS, based on CM’s history. Weee. Save up more money and get a used flagship from a name brand. (I got an LG G4 for 10.5K VS 12K for this.)

    1. When you have a USB Type-C port, a beast of a processor, and a fingerprint scanner on a phone, it’s worth the price. If you want it for cheap, wait for a promo from CM. They’re basically the Steam of smartphones.

      1. Yeah. Maganda specs pero lowclass naman. Baka nga class b phone yan kaya ganyan presyo. Tas pag ibabalik muna mga kalahating taon mo pa bago makuha.

      2. Yeah maybe a beast of processor and other type of features that has a high value or high specs, but what about the thing that they don’t or they wont update/upgrade its android os. its just like you need to buy a new phone for a new android version. :3 well its not worth it to buy.

          1. Lol. you didn’t get my point. my point is if there is a new android version CM rarely update or should I say, they don’t update their previous cellphone OS. Well if the OEM’s fault then why would go to this brand if there’s some cellphone/brand out there who’s price is not that high and have a high specs who’s regularly updating their OS.

        1. For example…? CM actually does update the OS on their phones. Just really really slowly. the recent Lollipop update was just released December of last year. Again, the OEM is responsible for the updates and some of them just take a really long time to release them.

          1. Well maybe there’s some of their unit that can update but limited unit only. For example ? base on my research Asus can be top of the list. which phone is affordable/mid range specs and high quality service and also if they have to update their os they update almost of their units. Lol that long time can be irritating and that’s the reason why some people choose to custom their Roms.

      3. Ang tanong ko “Ilan ang bumibili ng cherry product na mas mahal sa 10k?” pakisagot. kaunti o marami?

  3. sana ginaya nlng ung design ng FLARE S4, mas premiun kc ung design tsaka mas maganda ung box type ung surround ng camera. Maganda nmn lahat ng specs, sa design lng ang problema.

  4. John Doe
    June 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    LOL! Complete Copy of Zopo Speed 8. Your nothing but a 2nd rate trying hard copy cat Cherry Mobile ?


  5. Daming basher ng cherry lowbat, mula ng masiraan ako ng 2 unit ng cm lcd na wala naman akong ginagawa kndi i factory reset isinumpa ko na mga unit nyong basura. Sarap isampal ng unit nyo sa pagmumuka nyo.

  6. Yung after sales servicing nila dyan ako nayari sa Cosmos Z2 ko…walang one year nasira yung speaker na repair naman for free pero after 3 months sa kanila. 6 months or less ata yung camera naman ang nasira, dinala k ulit sa kanila after 1 month binalikan ko dahil after one month dun lang sila nagtex sa akin. Ayaw na nilang irepair for free dahil may fault na daw ako, Tinanong ko kung magkano kung ire repair nila around 5 to 7 thousand daw HUWATTTT? Sabwisit ko “SENYO NA LANG YAN SAKSAK NYO SA MGA BAGA NYO!” Am sorry I really went ballistic from green red blue black! Cosmos Z2 13.999 2013 yun….Ganyan kabarubal ang after sales service ng Cherry! Wala pang 2 years walang nangyari sa 14k ko! Buti pa tong Gionee G5 3 years nasakin wala pa akong nagiging problema! Believe me kahit yung CEO (Philippines) nila kakausapin ko sana regarding this pero alas nobody knows (as expected) from their side where to get the CEO!

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