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Cherry Mobile Unveils Flare X, 3GB, LTE, Octa-core Smartphone for Php 6,999

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This is the phone you’ve been waiting for from Cherry Mobile

Cherry Mobile has officially taken off the wraps off of their newest product, the Flare X. The Flare X is very clearly their response to the international bang-for-the-buck phones of international and local brands today. The Flare X is powered by an octa-core processor, has 3GB of RAM and sports LTE out of the box for just Php 6,999.

Cherry Mobile Flare X

  • 1.7GHz MediaTek 6752 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS OGS display, Gorilla Glass 3, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX214 sensor, BSI
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with OTA for Lollipop
  • SRP: Php6,999

The display of the Flare X uses a full HD panel, with OGS and Gorilla Glass 3. Cherry Moble also included NFC on the Flare X as well, along with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 equipped rear camera.

John Nieves

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  1. specs look great. nice one cherry mobile. i will just wait for the reviews before buying. i hope myphone and starmobile will follow suit with their own version of the bang for the buck. sablay yung myphone infinity 2 in terms of pricing. now if they lower its price from 12k to 8-9k, i’m sure madami bibili ng infinity.

    1. CM has raised the bar yet again, this could be the sign na iiwan na nila ang Php8 -Php10k +++ segment kasi kinakaain na sila ng buo ng Int’l brands, which I believe wala na rin silang market doon.

      1. Tama ka. CM and other local brands should stay in the middle ground. Iwan na nila yung flagship nila na 10k++. Lalangawin lang talaga yun. But for this one, CM did a really good job!

  2. The bang-for-the-buck-phone segment (6k-10k) is getting too crowded. Whew! Too many to choose from…

  3. Please correct if I’m wrong, is this a carbon copy of specs from another recent reviewed unit (FM Allure64LTE) at unbox.ph? Haha!

    1. You should expect the same specs sa ganitong bracket(6k-9k). Magkakatalo lang naman sa physical design. Compare sa allure, mas ok to tignan. Mas legit kaysa copycat. IMO.

    2. Parehos specs nila, pero lamang ang Allure kasi high quality metal alloy ang casing nya mas matibay kaysa plastic casing ng cherry flare X

  4. Nice come back, CM! Inaabangan ko to. Nationwide availability is a must. Wag niyo to ikumpara sa AFP na once in a blue moon lang magsale. Hopefully, magkaroon ng initial impression review ang Unbox.ph after ng event.

  5. This is what I’m talking about! And People might actually buy this over ASUS or Lenovo
    Nga nga na naman si Starmobile, lmao

    1. Mukha nga shang iocean m6752 with the upgraded battery pack. Pag makita natin ung back cover mas magiging sure tayo XD. (specs wise, it matches everything)

      1. coincidentally, ung iocean m6752 ang main competitor ng meizu m1 note, at least sa countries kung saan sila available pareho..good one CM,hindi lang flash plus killer, m1 note killer pa!

  6. Ganyan dapat pinag iisipan muna bago maglabas!.. yan ang local smartphone player in a smart move.. hehe.. ung iba basta2 lng maglabas ng wlang kwentang specs and price taz sasabihin mabenta JULOLZ!!!.. Nga lng dapat nman e 5.1.1 na ung ung OS.. meron prin iniwan tlga.. pero gud job CM.. Pinapatunuyan nio tlga na kau ang number 1 sa mga local player.. THUMBS UP!!!..

    1. starmobile and myphone *facepalm*
      lupit ng specs at pricing. sana nag-improve na ang quality ng cherry.

  7. Just a week ago, everyone was agog over the Firefly Allure 64. Now, Cherry Mobile one-upped the competition with an almost similarly speced devices (sans fingerprint sensor – more on that later, and lollipop but with full HD screen) for @1.5k less (Allure comes with silicon case and tempered glass).

    Note the fingerprint sensor in the Assure seems hit or miss in the limited time I played with the device. Unlike Apple’s which recognize my print without fail, the Allure’s has a 50/50 percent recognition rate, hopefully, it’s because I didn’t configure it properly or something, because I find it annoying…

    1. Try registering the same finger multiple times. Works like a charge, get about a 98% success rate. You are allowed 5 fingers. i enter my left thumb once as backup. right thumb 4 times as primary. and you have numeric password as backup backup. Works for me, no reason it shouldn’t work for you.

      1. Will try that. Sound like a neat solution. I get annoyed that the numeric password screen comes up when I put my finger on the sensor. Thanks for the idea.

      2. Hows the performance overall for the Firefly Allure? And is Firefly reliable when it comes to updates? i have been looking for real user reviews and only have heard inconcistent bugs about the phone

  8. naalala ko yung nagtatanggol sa pricing ng myphone na hindi kaya ng myphone makipagsbayan sa international brands in terms of offering bang for the buck phones dahil sa volume constraints. bakit ang cherry mobile nagawa nila?

  9. Minsan sa CM devices, ang ganda ng specs pero sablay sa actual quality, performance or di kaya may kung anu-anong bugs. Iisang name ng units pero iba-iba yung qualities, may maganda at may pangit.

  10. Aabot naman kaya sa Davao ito? Atleast ang firefly ay meron dito. Kinalimutan na ng Cherry ang Davao, sa UNBOX lang namin nakikita mga unit ng Cherry Mobile na maganda!

  11. Now this is what I’ve been waiting for. Very nice specs at yung battery, hataw na. Can’t wait for this one. Question is, dual sim kaya ito? Base on the pics posted by yugatech site, parang dual sim. Anyway, wait na lang for the official announcement.

  12. Dual sim micro with NFC. I checked Jiayu S3S, sapat naman ang mga custom ROMS, can’t wait to flash it with MIUI V6.

  13. I saw one last sunday morning. Thought of buying it. nag withdraw lang ako sandali, pagbalik ko wala na. 2 stocks lang daw, pati display nabili. According to saleslady, hindi daw sila mabigyan ng maraming stocks at sadyang mabenta daw unit na yun. Dami daw naghahanap.

    Bakit kaya hindi makapaglabas ang CM ng maraming stocks? Tanong lang…

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