Cherry Mobile Announces Flare 2.0

Flare 2.0 Quad Core ng Bayan

As expected, the 2nd iteration of “dual core ng bayan” was announced today at Diamond Hotel during an intimate event hosted by Qualcomm and Cherry Mobile. The gamechanger device that Cherry Mobile launched last year has totally matured to becoming “quad core ng bayan”. What’s even more interesting is that Cherry managed to retain its SRP to PhP3,999 – the same priced that opened the door of dual-core to Filipinos last year!

Cherry Mobile Flare 2

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Dubbed as #Gamechanger, the event was spearheaded by Qualcomm to highlight the efficiency of its processor and its notable parternship with Cherry Mobile to deliver affordable yet powerful and highly capable smartphones. Flare 2.0, for instance, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor – a chipset with 1.2 Ghz processor plus a whole complete range of chips that make it a very smart phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor

Cherry Mobile Project X

During the event, Lonson Alejandrino, Product Manager for Smartphones, said that Flare 2.0 is Project Y of Cherry Mobile. They still have yet to unveil their Project X and Z soon. He is probably referring to the recently leaked Flare 2x and Apollo, but I can’t be too sure.

Cherry Mobile Flare 2

“In line with our commitment to making the benefits of technology accessible to all Filipinos, we are very proud of the Flare 2.0, which we have dubbed as “Quad-Core ng Bayan‟ (Quad-Core of the People). We believe that advanced technology is for everyone and low-cost should not always mean low-capability,” said Poch Zenarosa, Marketing Head for Cherry Mobile.

“Users will be able to do more while having to recharge less with the Flare 2.0, as the device is capable of running multiple apps and switching between them without sacrificing performance or battery life,” explained Lonson Alejandrino.

Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Specifications:

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Dual SIM
1.2 GHz Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor (A225Q)
4″ Capacitive Touchscreen
5MP Clear Camera with Dual LED Flash | VGA Front Camera FM Radio
4GB ROM, 512MB RAM
MicroSD up to 32GB

Hands-On Video:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fke_waxhc5s[/youtube]

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Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 will retail nationwide starting tomorrow, September 21 at 1pm, at Cherry Mobile Concept Store, SM North Edsa.

What do you think of this device? Do you think that this is going to be another game changer?

Giancarlo Viterbo
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.

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