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Cherry Mobile Flare Launched, 1.2GHz Dual-core Android phone for only Php3,999!

Cherry Mobile had another ground breaking launch in their recently concluded Cherry Mobile Flare Up event. The Cherry Mobile Flare carries fantastic specifications and features even though it has a tremendously cheap price tag.  We had the chance to play with the device in their launch and we can safely say that Cherry Mobile Flare is a very potent android phone that may take away some market share from the big brands.

If you’ll remember, we recently featured their 1GHz single core processor devices called Cherry Mobile W100 and Cherry Mobile TV. It seems like Cherry Mobile doesn’t want to waste their time as they introduces this cheap yet powerful device.



The Cherry Mobile Flare is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor together with a sufficient 512MB of RAM for seamless navigation and play time. It has a 4-inch IPS screen display with 480×800 resolution which means that it can easily render beautiful colors and wide range of viewing angles.

UPDATE: You can read our full in-depth review of the Cherry Mobile Flare HERE.

Apart from those powerful hardware, the Cherry Mobile Flare also sports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box so users will enjoy the ICS goodness without needing to shell out a huge sum of cash. In terms of multimedia capabilities, the CM Flare has a 5-megapixel shooter and a VGA front-facing camera.

I don’t have a clean shot of the Cherry Mobile Flare so here’s an image courtesy of our friends at Gadget Pilipinas.

It also features the usual Dual-sim and Dual-standby feature of local brands so people on the go will always be connected on two networks without needing two phones. Do you love web surfing and social networking? Cherry Mobile Flare can get you to your favorite website in a few seconds through the help of 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity. For a full list of CM Flare specifications, check it out below.

Cherry Mobile Flare Specifications

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Dual-SIM / Dual-Standby
  • 4.0″ IPS capacitive touch panel with 480×800 pixel resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with flash, VGA front-facing camera
  • EDGE / 3G / HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS support
  • 1600mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 123mm x 62.5mm x 11.8mm
  • Weight: 152 grams

Interested in getting the Flare? Well, you have to wait a couple of weeks more because we were informed by Cherry Mobile that it will not be available until mid-November. The official price of Cherry Mobile Flare is only Php3,999. We’re hoping to get a review unit so we can take it for an in-depth review but we’ll just have to wait until then. Are you interested in buying one?


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