What we thought as a potential successor has turned out to be a refresh. Cherry Mobile wishes you happy holidays by introducing an updated Flare X smartphone. It comes with the new MediaTek MT6753, a system on a chip (SoC) released this year.
In comparison, the June version of Flare X comes with the MT6752, an SoC that was released in Q3 2014. But it’s a questionable move for Cherry Mobile, though, given that the MT6753 (eight cores clocked at 1.3GHz with Mali-T720 graphics) seems to be inferior to the MT6752 (eight cores clocked at 1.7GHz with Mali-T760 graphics). Reports are suggesting that problems with supply and demand have caused Cherry Mobile to make the SoC switch.
On the plus side, the updated Flare X comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box; there’s no more need to download an update. These changes aside, there’s nothing else that’s been modified in the Flare X.
Cherry Mobile Flare X (Dec 2015) Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~401ppi
- 1.3GHz 64-bit-core octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor
- Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTEHSDPA
- 3000mAh battery
The December 2015 refresh of the Cherry Mobile Flare X still has the same price of Php6,999. Another version with 2GB of RAM is available for Php5,999.
[Source: Cherry Mobile]