If you’ve been following the Cherry Mobile Facebook page, you’re probably aware of the three yet-to-be released handsets on their cover photo. We already know about one of them. The Skyfire was the only one out of the three whose name isn’t blurred out from the image. Of course, now we know what one of the others is: The Cherry Mobile Flame!
The Cherry Mobile Flame is essentially the big brother of the much-loved Flare. It shares pretty much the same internals as the Flare: a dual core 1.2GHz MSM8225 S4 chip, 4Gb of ROM, 512Mb of RAM and ICS 4.0 out of the box. Of course, the main difference between the two is that the Flame rocks a larger and higher resolution on its 4.5 inch qHD screen. qHD means quarter HD resolution, which is equivalent to 540 x 960 pixels. That’s a level up from the 480 x 800 resolution of the Flare and Titan. That higher resolution also means that the Flame’s display is sharper than either the Flare or the Titan. The Flame has a pixel density of 245PPI, compared to the Flare and Titan, which are rated at 233PPI and 187PPI respectively.
[one_half]”The Cherry Mobile Flame rocks a larger and higher resolution on its 4.5-inch qHD screen as compared to the 480×800 pixel resolution of the Flare and Titan.”[/one_half]
The official SRP of the Cherry Mobile Flame is Php6,299, which is quite affordable, but also a bit curious since the price of the 4.7 inch Skyfire was revealed to be only Php5,999. That Skyfire price is based on a flyer that Cherry Mobile SM North Edsa staff had distributed on Flare Day to people waiting in line. This could mean one of two things. One is that the Skyfire’s price could increase to more than what the Flame will sell for, prior to its official release. The other is that the Skyfire will be released at the previously released price, but will lack some features to keep the cost down, such as 3G.
We already know that the Flame is based on the same OEM device as the Karbonn A21 and K-Touch U8. Do any of you guys know what OEM device the Skyfire is? Hit us in the comments.
Cherry Mobile Flame Specifications
- 4.5 inch qHD capacitive display (540 x 960, 245PPI)
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1.2GHz dual core MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 CPU
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 512Mb RAM
- 4Gb ROM, expandable up to 32Gb via MicroSD
- 3G / HSDPA
- 5p autofocus primary camera with flash, 1.3mp secondary front-facing camera
- Price: Php 6,299