We just received something from Cherry Mobile. It looks like Philippines’ only fruit gadget company is going to announce the SRP and availability of the most affordable DragonTrail glass smartphone – the Cherry Mobile Razor. Well, I always find it imperative to add ‘Cherry Mobile’ in all of their products to add more drama.
Here are the specs of CM Razor:
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2
- 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (PowerVR SGX 544 GPU)
- Single Micro SIM
- 4.5-inch qHD IPS Capacitive Screen
- 1GB RAM | 4GB ROM
- 8MP w/ Flash | 2MP Front
- HSPA+ | Wi-Fi b/g/n | GPS | Bluetooth
- Non-Removable 1750 mAh Battery
- 135.4*68*7.7mm | 157g
For proper perspective, the said device is just .1mm thicker than the iPhone 5. That’s really sleek and sexy! It also sports a non-removable battery with 1750 mAh capacity. That might be a bit disappointing for some especially if you’re a fan of buying additional batteries for your device, and you’re after reusability and good salvage value.
Price and availability of Razor will be announced this June 29. In the meantime, share your thoughts about its price by commenting below and posting it to Facebook with #CMRazor hashtag.
Here’s a video of Razor for your viewing pleasure:
[youtube width=”770″ height=”420″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zuacGQIPKA[/youtube]
Nonetheless, CM’s new quad core device is very promising and we think that it might be one of their best selling phones next to Flare. Speaking of Flare, July will mark the 1st year anniversary of its announcement. Having mentioned this, we highly think that Cherry is probably gearing up for an explosive announcement this July! Are we going to see the 2nd iterations of Flare and Titan?
*UPDATE: Cherry Mobile created a comparative infographic, which details the specifications of Razor versus the iPhone 5.
Based on our analysis, the CM Razor might be priced more than PhP5,499. Marketed as the Cheapest DragonTrail Glass Smartphone, Cherry Mobile is clearly defining it as something cheaper than the Omega HD 2.0, but quite costlier than the (currently) cheapest quad-core smartphone, the Arc Mobile 450QD. This is just our analysis though based on available empirical data; but we do not discount the probability that it might be priced within the PhP5k range. Remember how Cherry Mobile priced the “dual-core ng bayan” last year?
We have also received reports from a very credible source that the availability of CM Razor might be sometime next week or 2 weeks from now.
**UPDATE: Cherry Mobile has finally revealed the official price of Razor. As we initially thought, the price of Razor is PhP6,499.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.