Cherry Mobile’s first foray into 4G connectivity seems to be for sale already. The Cherry Mobile W900 LTE has been spotted at the Facebook timeline of Cherry Angel (a CM retailer), which is selling the device at its SRP of Php11,499.
As previously reported (back when the device got leaked along with other Christmas-slated Cherry Mobile devices), the W900 LTE is a 4.3-inch smartphone powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Its 10-point touchscreen uses one-glass solution (OGS) technology and sports an HD resolution. Unlike many local smartphones, the W900 LTE only comes with one SIM slot.
Besides the usual connectivity options, the Cherry Mobile W900 LTE also has 8GB internal storage (expandable via microSD slot), 1GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing BSI camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes preinstalled. Every purchased unit also comes with a free power bank.
Cherry Angel also posted an Antutu score for the W900 LTE. At 14,700, the benchmarking app gave it a ‘good’ grade and designated it as a high-end smartphone. Note that actual (real-world) performance may differ. Other smartphones with similar scores are the HTC One X and Huawei Ascend P2.
In any case, the Cherry Mobile W900 LTE is remarkable for being the first among local devices to sport a 4G connectivity, allowing users to access the Internet at incredible speeds. For its other hardware specs, however, the asking price of Php11,499 is rather expensive, don’t you think?