Yesterday, lucky consumers who were at the right place and the right time were treated to a nice surprise by a couple of Cherry Mobile outlets at SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia. Both of them had unexpectedly started selling the Cherry Mobile Fusion Fire, a new and as yet unannounced 10.1 inch quad core tablet. The price? Php7,999. How’s that for a deal?
We learned of the early release when Cherry Mobile SM North Edsa leaked a couple of box images of the Fusion Fire on their Facebook fan page. The first one, seen above, was enough to fuel speculation that the Cherry Mobile Fusion Fire was actually a rebranded Ainol Novo 10 Hero II. After all, the specs on the front of the box lined up nicely enough, and Cherry Mobile has rebranded tablets from Ainol before.
Cherry Mobile North Edsa posted another pic shortly afterwards, this time of the back of the Cherry Mobile Fusion Fire retail box. This image was much more of interest since it revealed more in-depth specs. Here we see that it sports a 10.1 inch HD IPS display, a 1GHz quad core processor, 1Gb of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The specs might read a little similar to the Fusion Bolt, but in addition to having a larger display, the Fusion Fire also has a larger 16Gb of internal storage and an 8,000mAh battery. It’s definitely more than worth the Php7,999 asking price.
One last thing of interest is that the back of the Fusion Fire’s retail box gives us a look at both the front and back of the tablet itself. The back is especially important because it has a much more distinct look that allows us to compare it to the rumored OEM, the Ainol Novo 10 Hero II. Take a look for yourselves and compare the image above with the one on the Fusion Fire’s retail box. This all but confirms the Hero II as the Fusion Fire’s OEM. If Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt is too small for you, then you might want the CM Fusion Fire instead.
Cherry Mobile Fusion Fire Specs
- 1GHz quad-core processor
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 10.1 inch HD IPS display
- 1Gb RAM
- 16Gb ROM expandable up to 32Gb via micro SD
- WiFi b/g/n
- 3.5mm audio jack
- micro USB 2.0
- 2-megapixel back camera, VGA front camera
- 8,000mAh battery
[Source: Cherry Mobile North Edsa]