Cherry Mobile Launches Omega HD and Flame 2.0

Cherry Mobile, now we’re talking.

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Cherry Mobile has recently launched the 2nd iteration of Omega one month after they launched their 1st quad core tablet. Omega HD features tons of features that are unheard of among the Android phones that Cherry Mobile previously launched.

Here are the technical specifications of Omega HD:

  • Android Jellybean
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 5″ HD IPS Capacitive Screen
  • Dragon Trail Glass Technology
  • 12mp Camera with Flash (2mp Front)
  • Dual SIM
  • Wifi b/g/n
  • 3G/Bluetooth/GPS
  • 1GB Ram
  • 4GB Internal Memory (expandable)
  • Price: PhP7,999

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There are actually 3 things that we liked about Omega HD: HD IPS Capacitive Screen, Dragon Trail Glass Technology and BIS Technology on the front and back cameras.

The new Omega is the first Cherry Mobile smartphone that has an HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution with 294 ppi. That isn’t retina-busting, but pictures and HD movies will look better on this device compared to the previous devices that CM launched.

Omega HD is also the first device that features a Dragon Trail Glass technology, which basically makes its screen resistant to damage. You can also find this technology on i-mobile IQ6 smartphones and Xperia Active.

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This new device’s cameras also have BIS (back-illuminated sensor), another first among Cherry Mobile phones. Such sensor allows easier penetration of light onto the sensor, thus making this device a bad-ass and highly efficient when taking pictures of subjects in low-light environment. The 12mp camera at the back and the 2mp camera in front have this technology.

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Now, here’s the shocker as I didn’t expect this: Cherry Mobile actually launched not just the HD version of Omega, but also the 2nd iteration of Flame, their first quad-core smartphone. Here are some of things you should know about Flame 2.0:

  • Android Jellybean
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Qualcomm Processor
  • 4.5″ qHD Capacitive Screen (OGS)
  • 1600mAh
  • 5mp Camera with Flash (VGA Front)
  • Dual SIM
  • 1GB Ram
  • 4GB Internal Memory (expandable)
  • Price: PhP6,999

The first quad-core smartphone of Cherry Mobile is equipped with MSM8225Q by Qualcomm, a multi-core application processor that is part of Snapdragon S4 family. Cherry Mobile is clearly sending a message here – Flame 2.0 is your next phone.


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There’s one thing that I didn’t like about Flame 2.0 though – the 1600mAh battery. I am not so sure if its battery is enough to power up the phone, given the fact that it has a quad core process and 1gb RAM. Nevertheless, with its PhP6,999 price tag and impressive processor, it’s a phone that raises the bar of the local mobile phone competition. I just can’t wait to see what’s next.

 

Gian Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, Social Media Manager, blogger and Editor-in-Chief 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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