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

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?

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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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