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The octa-core race is really on! The giant local mobile phone company, Cherry Mobile, recently launched its first true octa-core device, Cosmos Z2.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

The follow-up to last year’s Cosmos Z is on fire with its 1.7Ghz Media-Tek octa-core processor. According to Cherry Mobile’s product and sales manager, Lonson Alejandrino, the device’s processor is part of Mediatek’s latest chipset MT6592. During the launch, Alejandrino showed a video from Mediatek which shows a definitive performance benchmark of the said chipset. Check out the video below:

By true octa-cora, this means that the Cosmos Z2 has eight cores that are working simultaneously to optimally run resource-heavy applications and demanding games. According to Alejandrino, “We wanted to exceed all our competitive smartphones in the market. The Cosmos series is one of our most promising lines yet – looking back, we became the first and we remain to be the only local brand with phones with Super AMOLED Technology. And being our first octa-core smartphone, the Cosmos Z2 deserves to lead this line of products”.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

Cosmos Z2’s edge isn’t just all about its processer. In fact, it has more features up its sleeve: it has full HD IPS OGS Display (with Dragon Trail protection), 2gb RAM, slim and solid build, preinstalled with EFXpress video editor, 18mp AF BSI rear camera with flash, 8mp front-facing camera and can shoot videos up to 30fps and has HEVC video encoding capability. Oh and before I forget, this device is ready for an OTA upgrade to Kitkat in March 2014.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

 

It is very early to give my impressions about this device, but one thing’s for sure: I’m excited to test this out. I already ordered a device from Cherry Mobile. Yes, I am buying one for keeps; and I hope that this won’t turn into a regrettable decision.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Specifications:

  • Jellybean 4.2 (OTB), Upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • MT6592 1.7Ghz Octa-Core
  • 5″ FHD IPS OGS Touch Panel (Dragon Trail Scratch Resistant)
  • Mali450-MP GPU
  • 16gb Internal Memory (Expandable up to 32gb)
  • 2gb RAM
  • Wireless Dual Band (2.4Ghz/5Ghz), Miracast compatible
  • Dual Sim
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS 900/2100
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 18mp Rear Facing Camera BSI, AF with LED Flash
  • 8mp Front Facing
  • 2,000mAh Battery
  • Can shoot 1080p video, 30fps (HEV/H.265/H.264) with ClearMotion and Blur Free Technology

What are you thoughts, guys?

Cosmos Z2 is now available at SM North Edsa for only PhP12,999.

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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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