UPDATE: Cherry Mobile Launches MAIA Intel-Sofia Powered Tablets

You may have probably read that the upcoming MAIA series of Cherry Mobile will finally be announced this week. Cherry Mobile also – sort of – confirmed it in their Facebook page.


Based on the digital poster, actress and model Janella Salvador holds a MAIA tab that runs on Windows 10 and Android 5.0 (likely). This purportedly hints that the tablet and also the mobile phone of the series run on 2 operating systems. This somehow reminds us of Cloudfone’s Epic 7.1 and 8.1 devices that launched last May 2015.

The new devices are expected to be powered by SoFia 3G-R SoC, one of Intel’s latest mid range microprocessors. As the devices are expected to be capable of dual-booting Windows and Android, having a powerful mid-range microproc like as the SoFia 3G-R is required. It is also likely that the devices – particularly the tab/pad – will be powered by Z3735 Baytrail processor , which is an equally capable processor on running dual operating systems (just like the Teclast X80HD).

Dual Boot Feature of Teclast X80 HD
Dual Boot Feature of Teclast X80 HD

If the MAIA Tab or Pad is similar to the Teclast X80 HD, it is likely that it would have the following specs:

Unconfirmed Specifications (MAIA Tab / Pad)
  • SoC: Intel Atom Z3735F
  • CPU: Intel Bay Trail, 1830 MHz, Cores: 4
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics, 646 MHz
  • RAM: 2 GB, 1333 MHz
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
  • Display: 8 in, IPS, 1280 x 800 pixels, 24 bit
  • Battery: 3800 mAh, Li-Polymer
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat | Windows 10
  • Camera: 2mp Front/5mp Rear
  • Wi-Fi: b, g, n
  • USB: 2.0, Micro USB
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Price: PhP5,499

Again, none of these guesses would make sense when the MAIA series is officially launched on Tuesday, September 29. However, 4 things are definitely going to happen:

  1. The series will be launched on September 29
  2. More than one device will be announced
  3. Prices of the products will be between PhP4,500 – PhP8,000.
  4. Some, if not all, will be capabale of dual booting operation systems. We what we don’t know though if the OS can run concurrently, or we need to restart the device and access a boot loader.
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