The Flare X is still in demand in Cherry Mobile’s stores
Whenever anybody talks about phones offered by local brands, Cherry Mobile’s Flare X usually comes into the conversation whether you want it or not. It’s a testament to the popularity of the local firm’s bang-for-the-buck offering, despite being 7 months old. While that’s not a lot of time compared to international flagships, for devices offered by a local brand it’s rather old.
While Cherry Mobile has released several other companion smartphones to compliment the Flare X in the form of the Flare 4, Flare S4 Plus, Flare Selfie and the recently announced Flare Mate, the Flare X is still dominating the sales charts. Cherry Mobile told us that the series is their best selling smartphone ever, and the lower spec 2GB version that retails for 1K less frequently sells out in their stores.
Cherry Mobile managed to strike a great balance in both price and featureset, which may explain the runaway success of the Flare X. There’s also a huge community of tinkerers, modders and would you believe it, third-party accessory providers for the Flare X, which possibly contributes to the ongoing success of the smartphone even after 7 months have passed since it was released.
And the future of the line couldn’t be brighter. Since Cherry Mobile bought the ODM that made the Flare X, the company can potentially release a new generation model that has better specs and lower price, since they now own the machinery to make smartphones. Frankly we’re excited to see the follow-up to the Flare X – hopefully it’s as awesome and aggressively priced as the original.