We’ve seen the octa-core Pulse, and now it’s time to introduce its cheaper spinoff—the Cherry Mobile Pulse Mini. It’s a 4-inch handset powered by a dual core MediaTek processor.

Yes, there are only two cores running inside the Cherry Mobile Pulse Mini. When the market has already embraced quad-core processing as the norm, we still have here a newly announced phone with humbler innards. But hey, it’s just Php2,699. Its bigger brother Pulse may be equipped with octa-core CPU, but it still costs a lot more.

What these two smartphones have in common though is their ability to unlock or wake up with just a quick double tap on the screen. It’s a similar feature to the one found in the HTC One M8. Gimmicky? Maybe (and hardly a selling point in my opinion). Nevertheless, it can be pretty useful.

Cherry Mobile Pulse Mini Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4-inch IPS LCD (480×800 WVGA), ~233ppi
  • 1GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572 processor
  • Mali-400 MP1 GPU
  • 512MB
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dual SIM with dual standby
  • 3G HSPA+
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS

As seen in the list above, a couple of important specs are missing (Cherry Mobile has yet to disclose them), such as battery capacity and Android KitKat upgradeability. Along with the bigger Pulse, we also don’t know when the Php2,699 Pulse Mini will arrive in stores. But considering Cherry Mobile’s ongoing celebration of its fifth anniversary, it shouldn’t be long before we hear something more about the Pulse Mini.

Need a little more power than just a dual core smartphone? Then have a peak at the quad-core Flare 3 for Php3,999.

[Source: Cherry Mobile]

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