Dual-core smartphones are supposed to be pricey, right? Cherry Mobile begs to differ. In fact, Cherry Mobile disagrees so much that the company even made a couple of phones with prices that will make you say "'weh, di nga?" Introducing the Flare and the Titan, two hebigat Androids that should put a smile on the faces of many local penny-pinching geeks.
Cherry Mobile Titan
One glance at it and you'll know that the Titan lives up to its name. It's freaking huge! The Titan sports a 5-inch touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution. It's big in other departments, too, sporting wireless connectivity over 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, as well as a 5-megapixel main shooter (VGA front camera). It also has a pretty hefty battery (2350mAh) which means less time on the charger and more time on your hands. Nice!
But the parade of features doesn't end there. For one, the Titan is also a dual-SIM handset, making it the largest one we've seen so far. It also has a 1GHz dual-core with 512MB RAM and Android Ice Cream Sandwich under its black facade. Internal capacity tops out at 4GB, although there's also a microSD card if you want more virtual real-estate.
Cherry Mobile Flare
If five inches is too, um, big for you, maybe the Flare is more to your liking. It has 4-inch touchscreen at 800 x 480 with IPS for multiple viewing angles and wireless connectivity over 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooh. The Flare also has the same amount of RAM as its bigger partner, but we're pleased to find out that it has a slightly faster chip (a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor).
Other goodies include dual-SIM capability, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, dual-cameras (5-megapixel main, VGA secondary), and 4GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD). Yep, this one's pretty packed.
Pricing and availability
Now for the part we know you've been waiting for. The Titan will be available starting November for just P6,499. Wanna go even lower? The Flare, which will also roll out next month, is only P3,999! That's a sub-P4K 4-inch dual-core Android device! Shet, ang mura!