Cherry Mobile Desire R8, one of the latest dual camera-wielding smartphones, is now available in stores.
Aside from the camera, the mid-range smartphone from Cherry Mobile also flaunts a metal build and exquisite design. There’s also sharp but slightly rounded edges and thin antenna lines at the back of the device.
The Cherry Mobile Desire R8 is powered by a MediaTek octa-core CPU partnered with an ample 3GB of RAM. For storage, it has 32GB onboard but there’s an option to expand it if via microSD card.
Now going to the main highlight, there two sensors at the back with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel each. This lets the users take better photos and get the popular ‘bokeh’ effect which blurs the background.
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In front, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter with LED flash for selfies. Other features include a fingerprint scanner and fast 700MHz LTE connectivity.
Cherry Mobile Desire R8 Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (micro and nano)
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~401 ppi
- 1.5GHz MT6750T octa-core processor
- Mali-T860 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB
- HSPA+, 4G, LTE
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel main cameras with autofocus and LED flash
- 8-megapixel front facing camera with LED flash
- USB Type-C
- Fingerprint sensor
- Bluetooth v4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000mAh battery
UPDATE: Here’s our full review of the Cherry Mobile Desire R8.
This phone sure looks like a complete package, but it also costs a lot of money. However, comparing it to the international competition, it stands out in terms of specifications and features. After all, there’s not a lot of smartphones out there that has a 1080p screen and dual camera setup under Php10k.
If you want to get your hands on the Cherry Mobile Desire R8, you can now buy it in all Cherry Mobile stores and authorized resellers nationwide for Php9,999.