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) update (2)

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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
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 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]

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