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Surprise! The Flare X Has A Cheaper 2GB Variant

Flare X 2GB
A cheaper Flare X is coming!

Cherry Mobile’s Flare X is easily one of the best value-for-money smartphones that’s been released in the last few months by the local behemoth, but for some the Php 6,999 price tag was a bit too steep. Apparently Cherry Mobile is coming up with a slightly cheaper variant of the Flare X that has 1GB of RAM less.

Cherry Mobile Flare X (2GB)

  • 1.3GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch HD IPS OGS display, Gorilla Glass 3, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage expandable via microSD card
  • 13-megapixel rear camera,
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Php5,999

The new variant should be identical to the higher-end Flare X in terms of design, and is around Php 5,999 – 1K less than the original price-busting smartphone. Several concessions had to be made of course and aside from the RAM reduction, you’re also looking at a lower-resolution display and a slower 1.3GHz processor, possibly the same one found on the company’s newly released Flare 4 series of phones.

Interestingly, Cherry Mobile marks both Flare models as having Android 5.1 Lollipop, so there’s a big chance that the company will be launching the OTA for the Flare X soon, and newer batches of phones will have it from the outset.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

20 Comments

  1. Cherry mobile: dagdag e-waste sa Pinas. Mura nga magmumura ka naman sa defective na product. Doon na ako sa mahal na may quality.

      1. shunga na archie mag research ka muna tanga doon ka sa shamesung puro basura.. pinoy kasi mahilig sa branded d alam ung bnabayaran nila.. hahahaha kakatawa

  2. Lagi naman out of stock ang FLARE X sa mga store 🙁 any suggestion if saan pwede makabili niyan.. im from pampanga. sobrang sulit ng cherry matibay kasi siya compare sa mga branded .. yung name lang naman ang binabayaran kaya mahal pero sa specs same lang naman 🙂 worth it siya..

    1. Uh, the MT6752@1.7 is still available. They just introduced the MT6753@1.3 variant if for whatever reason you don’t want to fork out the extra 1K.

      1. But it’s no longer showed on they’re website. I guess you can still buy it from other stores who still have the 1.7Ghz variant, question is for how long.

        1. Ehh dude ikaw mag research ng maayos!.. BEFORE 1.7Ghz lng yung Flare X, recently naglabas na cla ng 1.3Ghz variants! in which it has 2gb and 3gb Ram sub variants!. Kng d ka lng shunga! at ikaw si Cherry and inoofer mo parin yung 3 class ng Flare X, ehh di dapat nilagay mo yung 3 Flare X sa website mo diba? >>http://cherrymobile.com.ph/promos
          ehh wala na nga yung 1.7Ghz ehh.. now why is that? ifface-out na ba nila yung 1.7Ghz variant? gets mo?

    1. dahil sa rarity ng mediatek 1.7 Ghz chipset at demand sa market ng flare x, naglabas sila ng lower spec na mediatek MT6753 1.3Ghz octa core processor na gamit din ng kanilang midrange products….

  3. bakit walang wireles option yung cast screen di ko tuloy ma connect sa smart tv ko yung flare X ko. Need Help

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