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.

Cherry Mobile Razor

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.

Cherry Mobile Razor vs iPhone 5
Cherry Mobile Razor vs 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.

Cherry Mobile Razor Price

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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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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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