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Cherry Mobile Flare, a 4-inch Android ICS Phone Priced at P3,999

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Cherry Mobile practically owns the crown as the best budget phone brand in the Philippines. There’s Torque, DTC and others but Cherry Mobile consistently brings feature-packed products for dirt-cheap price.

Cherry Mobile is at it again. At an even held last night, Cherry Mobile unveiled two Android handsets, and one of them is the Cherry Mobile Flare.  The price tag itself is news material, in my opinion. The 4-inch phone will retail for the ultracheap price of P3,999! What makes this price really surprising is the fact that the Cherry Mobile Flare has a quite formidable set of specs and features.  The main specs include a 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 512MB RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 5-megapixel rear camera and 4GB internal storage with microSD support up to 32GB.  These specs are usually seen on handsets priced around P8,000 but Cherry Mobile is offering the Flare at half that price.  What’s more, the Flare is also dual-SIM and dual-standby.

Here are the specs of the Cherry Mobile Flare.

Cherry Mobile Flare Specs

  • 4-inch IPS capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 1600mAh battery
  • Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby

The 4-inch display may not impressive but is should be good enough. The display’s resolution is 800×480 but it’s the IPS type so that’s a plus.  With the P3,999 price, I don’t expect premium materials but it should be an acceptable trade-off. The Flare will be available by mid-November.

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