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Cherry Mobile Goes All Out: Monstrous Smartphone Line-up Launch to End the Year

One of the new Cherry Mobile smartphones, the Flare Maxx
One of the new Cherry Mobile smartphones, the Flare Maxx

Lots of New Devices with Various Price Points and Features

Based on the various leaks we’ve seen, Cherry Mobile is gearing up for a monstrous smartphone line-up revamp and launch this Q4 2016. The flyer that was floating around Facebook and forums showed that they have a lot of devices at different price points (ranging from Php2,999 – Php13,000) with different selling points. Given the sheer number of devices in their line-up, their biggest challenge will probably be effectively communicating all of their new products since it’s a pretty long list! While there are a lot of notably spec’d or priced devices in the flyer, we have our eyes keenly set on two of ’em.

The Flyer
The Flyer

Cherry Mobile Flare X2 (Php7,999)

First up is the successor of the immensely successful Cherry Mobile Flare X, the Cherry Mobile Flare X2.

Cherry Mobile Flare X2 (Speculated Specs)

  • 1.4GHz octa-core processor (likely a Snapdragon 430)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Dragontrail Glass
  • 32GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, phase detection AF, BSI
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • SRP Php 7,999

What’s so special about it? Simply put, it has everything you’d practically want for a smartphone. It should be quite a performance beast for it’s price as it’s rumored to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. On top of that it has a Fingerprint Scanner and a 5.5-inch FHD IPS Display.

We can’t vouch for the camera capabilities yet though so we’ll have to wait for a full review for that one (so hold your horses before pulling the trigger when this launches).

Cherry Mobile S5 Power (Php7,999)

Next up we have the Cherry Mobile S5 Power. While the Flare X2 was more about performance, the Cherry Mobile S5 Power was built for you to go the distance.

Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Power (Speculated Specs)

  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor
  • Mali-T720 graphics processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch FHD LTPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB expandable storage, up to 64GB via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 6050mAh battery
  • SRP Php 7,999

I mean look at that thing. They stuffed a friggin’ 6050mAh battery pack into a 5.5-inch device. That’s just wild. Our only reservation about it is the Mediatek MT6753 Octa-core processor. Hopefully it can deliver on performance since it’s coupled with 3GB RAM.

Again, please note that we haven’t actually reviewed these devices yet. We’re just saying that among the bunch, these are the ones that fascinated us the most. We’ll definitely do our best to get our hands on all of the new Cherry Mobile smartphones ASAP so that we can revert back to you guys with reviews.

Apart from these two, the other two initial eye-catchers are the Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity (the new flagship with edge-to-edge display) and Cherry Mobile Flare Maxx (Phablet with Giant Battery Pack). As we get more information about the other new smartphones (or tablets), we’ll let you guys know so keep checking back with us in the next few days.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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  1. Seems like a great buy since they will be bringing Ulefone phones in the country rebranded as their own. I hope they don’t customize the rom so that the updates will still come

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