Cherry Mobile has announced through Facebook a budget 3.5-inch smartphone powered by a dual-core MediaTek processor. Known as the Cherry Mobile Jelly, it comes in five vivid colors akin to the iPhone 5C.
The colors seem to be the best thing about the Cherry Mobile Jelly, unless you count the included mobile TV a great catch. Don’t look forward to watching content with good reception, though, as it is just an analog receiver. Users who carry a lot of SIM cards may be happy to know that there’s a free SIM holder included in the package. It’s not much, but everyone likes freebies. Right?
Cherry Mobile Jelly Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
- 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel main camera
- 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Other specs include dual-SIM configuration with dual standby, FM radio, G-Sensor, and proximity sensor. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more about the missing features (internal storage, RAM, GPU, mobile data connectivity, etc.). In the meantime, we can safely assume the low-end Cherry Mobile Jelly to only have 512MB RAM (or maybe even lower), no 3G, and low screen resolution. Battery capacity hasn’t been disclosed as well. But given the small screen, the device should endure a good number of hours.
For other Cherry Mobile devices in the Php2k+ budget, users can choose between the Cherry Mobile Gem and Cherry Mobile Life. Both having a suggested retail price of Php2,999, they tout 3G connectivity, faster processing power, and a larger screen than the Jelly.
No release date has been officially announced for the Cherry Mobile Jelly, though it should be pretty much already available in dealers nationwide for as low as Php2,299. After all, it’s one of the advertised phones in the Cherry Mobile Christmas Promo 2013. As one user has commented on Cherry Mobile’s Facebook unveiling, the vibrant colors (Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, and Blue) suggest that the Jelly is the “Pinoy version of iPhone 5C.” Tell us what your flavor is in the comments below!