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December 05, 2013

Cherry Mobile Flare HD unveiled

Just a couple of days ago, Cherry Mobile has announced the new addition to the Flare family – the CM Flare HD. By merely looking at its name, we already have a hint on what we can expect from the newcomer, at least from the display standpoint.

cherry mobile flare hd

Most of the hardware components are identical to the other Flares (Flare 2.0, Flare 2X and Flare S) we’ve seen in recent times. This includes a quad-core A7 processor, 1GB RAM and a modest 4GB internal storage.

The kicker here is the Flare HD’s bigger and significantly better display complete with IPS technology. In addition, it boasts a 12MP camera on the rear end, coupled with 5MP on the front.

Cherry Mobile Flare HD specs:
4.3-inch HD IPS display, 1280×720 @342ppi
1.2GHz MTK6589 quad-core processor
PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
1GB RAM
Expandable 4GB internal memory
12MP camera w/LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2Dp support
GPS w/ A-GPS
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
Android 4.2 Jellybean
1,800mAh battery

On the downside, however, the “HD ng Bayan” comes with an uninspiring 1,800mAh battery pack. We’re still uncertain battery’s mileage, but judging by the smartphone’s HD display, we’re assuming that it’s not going to last very long.

The Cherry Mobile Flare HD is slated to arrive next year. The local company was mum about the pricing but claims that the new handset will be cheaper than the CM Apollo, but will be slightly more expensive than the Flare 2X.

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10 Responses to “Cherry Mobile Flare HD unveiled”

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  2. d00fus says:

    to clarify lang po so gpu is not mali 400? on other blog site was stated mali 400 not PowerVR SGX544MP

  3. evollove says:

    Whoa, whoa, what is this? First you out the OHD2.0, then you undercut it with the Razor, then you improve on the resolution and camera with the Apollo and now this? A pocketable, decently equipped smartphone that now has the freaking BACK BUTTON ON THE LEFT (Yes sue me, I prefer my ergonomics that way, haters gonna hate) and the price is definitely going to be even lower (HD ng bayan nga eh).

    Now it’s a race whether my savings make it to buy an UMI X2S octa-core, and if not, I’d get this thing. Screw the battery life, I have a powerbank anyway!

  4. Kaloy says:

    Hi,

    can someone please explain to me how does MAH works?

  5. Onifc says:

    ndi mahalaga sakin GPU neto – 12mp + 5mp + 1800 okay na skin to taas pa ng resolution at HD IPS how nice

  6. BURST 2 USER says:

    okei naman gpu nito, sa katunayan ung burst 2 ganyan din gpu . ayos na ayos sa gaming!!

  7. lei says:

    is the camera is BSI?? please answer thanks :)

  8. Zobel says:

    Wala ba tong 3G?

  9. Anon #32 says:

    If you are planning to buy a Flame 2.0, hold on to your dream and just wait for this instead!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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