Friday, September 20, 2013

ITS HERE: Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 is just announced, the #GameChanger and the #QuadcorengBayan



(this is developing story, stay tuned for more details)
Cherry Mobile Flare goes official, announced on their event. (Photo: CherrymobilePH IG)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Loved the Cherry Mobile Flare? Yes, you will love it more with its successor, the Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0


Few days back on their Cherry Mobile PH official Facebook page, a teaser image with a hashtag #GameChanger was posted. Even though no leak information was generated what device will release for this event, some of us are guessing that this could be the Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 with a Quadcore processor.

We discussed few months ago about the Second Generations of Cherry Mobile Phones. It is not so surprising that they will release a second gen of Flare because it appears earlier before the Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 come out last May 26 2013 on a Thailand Website. The surprising part is the price that will the same as the current Flare which is still P3,999.00.
UPDATED 20 Sept 2013: Second Generations of Cherry Mobile in full detailed specs

What is the Rebranded name?
According to some geeks we've talk and searched the design, it could be a Prestigio MultiPhone 5400 Duo in terms of design, but with a slightly different specs. (We are open to your guess and suggestions below)

Availability?
#Flare2 Day for CM Flare 2.0 on SM North EDSA Annex
Sources says that it is now available 1pm onwards  on September 21 at SM North EDSA, QC. PH for the #FlareDay2, the Second FlareDay from the first FlateDay way back November 2012

Just a review, this is the INITIAL SPECS of Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 According to the Thai Website (we will change it as we got the official specs):
  • 2G/3G 
  • Dual SIM 
  • CPU : 1.2 GHz (*QuadCore Qualcomm 8225Q Processor)
  • *Adreno 203 GPU
  • OS : Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 
  • Internal Memory : ROM: 4GB/ RAM: **512 MB 
  • Memory Expansion : microSD, up to 32 GB 
  • Screen: 4" WVGA (**IPS) (*3-point) Multitouch 480x800 pixels resolution 
  • back camera : 5 MP autofocus with LED flash (*Dual LED)
  • front camera : VGA
  • **Bluetooth 2.1, 
  • USB Port, 
  • 3G/HSDPA, GSM, GPRS, **EDGE 900/1800, **WCDMA 2100,
  • Wi-Fi, GPS 
  • Battery: Li-ion *1600 mAh
  • Price: 3,999.00
(*Updated 3:33pm CPU, GPU, Cam, touch pts.)
(**Updated 5:36pm Bands, Bluetooth, Battery, RAM, Screen)
CM Flare 2.0 and its packaging,
(Photo Courtesy and Credits: Pinoy Metro Geek FB page)


What we've like most:
  • The Most Affordable QuadCore we've ever known
  • QuadCore
  • DualSim
  • Camera with Dual LED flash
  • Three-Point multi touch (triple touch)
And the down side:
  • Battery is 1600 mAh
  • RAM is 512MB
  • WVGA (Wide VGA) Display, downgraded from IPS Display of Flare 1 (but according to the person who actually get to hands-on with the device, the viewing angles are good, crisp and clear)
  • Not updated to Android 4.2 and up
With this specs, this will be the #QuadcorengBayan and the #GameChanger. Cherry Mobile keeps its reputation to bring affordable smartphones to Filipinos.

BUT there is a Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0 yet still unofficial, with the most-closely similar specs with Flare 2.0, but a powerful battery of 2000 mAh when if it is true, lets see how the market will respond with the mobile competion.


READ ALSO: LEAK OR FACT: Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0, Apollo and Flare 2X initial specs revealed
AND Don't forget to vote on our poll on the right side of our blog for the local brand smartphone makers who stands out for the year 2013

PS: WHAT NOW?
We don't have a review unit at all, but if the Cherry Mobile will allow us to borrow, we will share a lot from it, like what we do on the Flare 1.0 which we have. It is so difficult to us to review a device without touching and experiencing with it.

EDITOR'S TAKE:
Will you switch your Flare 1 to Flare 2.0? Or you can just stick to your Flare or find another good buys. Is this a true #GameChanger when looking at it's specs? Leave your comments below:

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